A pickup truck decal of a life-size woman bound and tied in a pickup truck bed in Texas is creating some controversy today, according to “Fox and Friends Weekend” live on Sunday morning. This decal of a woman hog-tied has also created some sales for the Texas based business that designed the decal.
The Huffington Post reports on Sep. 8, that this decal has also caused a few 911 calls because of its realistic portrayal of a woman tied up and in trouble. The woman is seen with her hands and feet tied with rope and she appears to be laying down in the bed of the pickup truck. Her blond hair hides her face.
The decal is made for the tailgate of a pickup and the company, Hornet Signs, reports that their thought behind this bound and tied woman was to show how realistic their creations are. It was a female employee of Hornet Signs that agreed to be tied up and photographed for the pickup decal. The company put the decal on the back of on employee's pickup truck and it has made quite the impression since it's been seen around town.
Hornet Signs owner Brad Kolb said they never expected the reaction that they got over the bound and tied woman. KWTX in Texas asked the stations viewers what they thought of the decal and they found that most of the feedback is negative. The decal is seen by some as promoting “violence against women.”
Because of all the publicity the hog-tied woman decal has gotten since it has made the news, the orders are coming in for the decal of the bound and tied woman. This Waco, Texas business created the decal as a promotional piece of advertising for their business and despite the backlash they’ve received, the advertising campaign worked, but the backlash wasn’t something that was expected, especially now that the hog-tied woman has become national news!