Clear Channel Corporation's Midwest radio station powerhouse, WLW, has agreed to remove billboards around Cincinnati that had deeply offended the Latino community.
According to the Akron Beacon Journal, via the AP, "Billboards for WLW-AM, Cincinnati's radio ratings leader, depicted a Mexican flag, a donkey, and a mustachioed man in a sombrero with the headline "The Big Juan." The station calls itself "The Big One."
The billboards rightfully drew the wrath of the local League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Cincinnati Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and others.
What the heck were they thinking at Clear Channel?
Pretty hard to believe that any corporation would be so out of touch as to use such offensive, stereotypical imagery.
Then again, maybe it's not so hard to believe -- It is Clear Channel, after all.
Definitely my nominee for today's "Worst Persons in the World!"