18 August 2007

What cave have they been hiding in ...

A story from Fox News
The Virginia is for Lovers "Live Passionately" campaign will remove images of models making the hand gesture, one of several signs associated with the Gangster Disciples, Virginia Tourism Corp. officials said Friday. The gesture shows thumbs and index fingers formed into a heart.
"Our intent was to show people using their hands to make a heart to signify 'Virginia is for Lovers,' " the state's longtime tourism slogan, the agency's president Alisa Bailey said in a statement. "For the majority of people, the heart sign is a symbol of love -- and the campaign's images intended to convey a love of travel and a love of Virginia."

At first, tourism officials thought the gang was a small group in South Carolina and continued with the ads.
They thought the Gangster Disciples was a small group in South Carolina? Maybe these Viginia tourism yahoos should try Google ...

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