Provocative tailgate decal stirs controversy - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Provocative tailgate decal stirs controversy

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:14:59 GMT
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>

WACO (KWTX) -- A tailgate decal suggesting that a woman is bound and tied in the back of a truck is raising some eyebrows in the Waco community.

At a glance, the decal is extremely convincing and acts as an optical illusion to make someone think there is an actual woman tied up in the bed of a truck.

But a closer look reveals that the optical illusion is simply a decal, and there is no woman in distress.

The decal is the handy work of Hornet Signs, a marketing and advertising company in Waco.

According to Brad Kolb, the owner of the company, the sticker was put on an employee's truck to gauge how realistic their decals are.

"I wasn't expecting the reactions we got, nor do we condone this by any means," Kolb said.

"It was more or less something we put out there to see who noticed it."

Kolb said an employee volunteered to be tied up and was photographed so the decal could be made.

It was put on the employees truck about a month ago, Kolb says, and has been catching many eyes throughout the Waco community.

However, reactions have been pretty one sided.

Some viewers told News 10 they called police when they saw the decal, but Kolb says he hasn't been approached by a police department yet.

News 10 asked viewers via Facebook what they thought of the decal on Thursday night. A majority of people agreed the decal wasn't a good idea, saying, "Abduction or any violence against women is not funny or cute."

Only a few voiced opinions of support, like," This American business owner has a decal that made the news. Like it or not, it works."

Either way, Kolb says his company has seen an influx in tailgate decal orders since the sticker has hit the streets a month ago.

Which poses the question, "Poor taste, or good business?"

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.