FX Realizes Maybe People Don’t Want To Look At Billboards Of Worms Coming Out Eyeballs

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There are lots of reasons to have a problem with a billboard. Maybe because it tricks you into thinking there is a suicidal dude perched on top of it, or because it inadvertently mocks someone’s language, or advocates for public urination. But billboards for FX’s upcoming disease-based show The Strain are just good ol’ fashioned gross.

Some billboards for the show feature an image that is already too-familiar to those of us who have tried to fast-forward past it while catching up on The Americans on our DVRs — an eye with some sort of presumably parasitic wormlike creature working its way out (or possibly in) to a human eyeball.

Amazingly, being confronted with such imagery did not go over well with some drivers, who voiced their anger in Tweets that are generally too profane to quote here.

Which, according to TheWrap, has led FX to rethink the idea of selling a new, high-profile show in the most disgusting way imaginable.

“We are in the process of replacing the key art for ‘The Strain’ on outdoor media in several locations,” a rep for the network tells TheWrap.

Of course, this is also the network that didn’t realize that the logo for its new FXX channel was kinda similar to the logo for one of the world’s most profitable oil companies.

[via AVclub.com]

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