"Life's Short, Get a Divorce": Law Firm Ad Causes a Stir in Chicago
As if you needed another reason to despise the legal profession (I'm a lawyer myself, by the way):
CHICAGO — A racy divorce lawyers' ad in Chicago's glitzy Gold Coast neighborhood had some area residents raising their eyebrows.My Comments:
"It certainly gets everyone's attention," one woman told local FOX affiliate WFLD.
The ad is sponsored by Fetman, Garland & Associates, Ltd., a law firm specializing in divorce. The billboard is complete with two scantily clad bodies — one male and one female — telling people that "Life's short, get a Divorce." It's located near the intersection of State and Bellevue streets.
"In terms of tasteful — well, no, it wouldn't be my first choice," one man told WFLD.
"It's offensive because the message is sex, and if you don't have what you want, you dump it," said another woman.
Click here to watch the WFLD report
But the law firm calls the ad "cutting edge" and is making no apologies for it. Lawyers there say the ad isn't for everyone, but instead targets couples looking for a way out of a bad marital situation.
This episode of the Culture of Death has been brought to you by the law firm of Fetman, Garland & Associates: Attorneys serving Satan since 1995.
UPDATE (7 May 2007)
Apparently, the attorneys bringing you this ad are graduates of DePaul University College of Law - a "Catholic" law school. Sad.