In an amazing statement of support for our men and women in blue, Lamar Advertising Company has put up more than 300 billboards sporting “Blue Lives Matter” and a badge.
Not everyone is excited about the billboards, unfortunately.
Tami Sawyer took to Twitter with the claim that “Blue Lives Matter billboards don’t honor fallen officers, they discredit black humanity.”
Trace Hallowell, managing partner at Tactical Magic, the company that helped create the signs, cannot believe anyone would find the ads offensive.
“The heart of the message is that no human should be hated or targeted for violence simply because of the color of clothing that they wear,” said Hartwell. “I would hope this message is simply seen as being in harmony with that philosophy.”
Stephen Hebert of Lamar Advertising also released a statement discussing why the company chose to become a part of the movement.
“We wanted to recognize the local police departments and men and women that put their lives on the line everyday,” he said. “I don’t know how they do it and we just wanted it to be part of the community.”