Waco, TX sign company Hornet Signs is helping to prove the old adage that no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. The outfit has created an understandable stir of late with a vinyl tailgate wrap that is made to look like a woman, bound hand and foot, lying in the back of a pickup truck bed.

Hornet Sign owner Brad Kolb has said that the wrap, one of a series of realistic looking images made for truck tailgates, was meant as a marketing tool to drive interest in his company's products. With a spot on a recent KWTX news broadcast and (obviously) a growing storm of Internet traffic, he was pretty spot on in that regard.

Not surprisingly, Kolb would prefer that his bad taste not be confused with criminal intentions. Despite the rather violent nature of his promotion, Kolb told KWTX, "I wasn't expecting the reactions we got, nor do we condone this by any means." Follow on below for a full picture of the story in the KWTX video.


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      Jake
      • 1 Year Ago
      It'd been funnier if the wrap just a picture of some hairy fat dude mooning the car behind him.
      canuckcharlie
      • 1 Year Ago
      publicity wished for...publicity granted
      William Harper
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very strange.. Very sick.. Only in America.
        Walt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @William Harper
        ....or at least only in Texas, one effed up state if there ever was one.
          erikig
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Walt
          Florida called and said STFU and wait for their version...
        Porsche4life
        • 1 Year Ago
        @William Harper
        Only in America that's right! It's the only country that will let you reach your dreams. Have some sense of humor and enjoy life.
          William Harper
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Porsche4life
          They only country? I think not. This is why the world hates Americans... You see yourselves as superior, but you're all just blind. Your blindness is only destroying you little by little...
          theblackporsche
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Porsche4life
          What's funny about a woman being abducted? Change your name...you're an embarassment to Porsche.
          Pat
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Porsche4life
          What's funny about women being abducted and raped and senseless violence?
      RJC
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's Texas. Just stop there, no need to go further with the story.
      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      wouldn't put this **** on my truck, but i feel sorry for ppl who get offended by this crap... get over urself and stop sticking ur noses into others' ppl stickers
      tkhare
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nothing ood ever has or will come out of TX.....stupid breeds there and it can stay there just fine.
      tinted up
      • 1 Year Ago
      Terrible to try and 'stunt' with something like this. The sight of something like this is enough to send a real man into an adrenaline fueled episode to try and stop what is depicted on the tailgate of this truck.
        icemilkcoffee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tinted up
        Hahaha- you have watched too many Hollywood movies. This is America, real men look away and pretend they didnt see anything.
      ngiotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't see this as any more offensive as the guys that drive around with the giant brass scrotums dangling from their tow hitches. Granted, neither are tasteful. Then again, neither are newsworthy either...
      Malcolm
      • 1 Year Ago
      sex, gore and violence in movies and tv shows and no one flinches but if soeone puts this on a vehicle all of a sudden everyone has a ******* moral compass and acts self-righteous like they are some innocent uncorrupt soul. Give me a ******* break. Stop giving this guy and his company **** just because you're too "sensitive" to handle an image that's NOT EVEN REAL. What next? someone has a photo of the twin towers burning with the slogan "America Never Forgets" as a way to show somber support of those that lost their lives and you ******* morons get upset because it has the towers burning rather than the message it says? grow the hell up you ******* whinos.
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      nocommie11
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ah, I get it, she's a Democrat.
      bleexeo
      • 1 Year Ago
      No Truck Nutz? Fail.
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