‘Savage’ NY subway ads get a make-over– revealing their true character

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Port Authority subway station ad

A friend just sent us these photos of two of the Islamophobic ads that were put up earlier today by Pam Geller’s organization in ten New York subway stations. They got a makeover; and their true character has been revealed.

The one above is in the Port Authority subway station. I hear it’s right next to a police station.

This next one is in the Times Square station, the 1-2-3 platform. Notice how similar the artful amendment of the ad is to an applique on San Francisco buses last month.

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Times Square station

And the one below is from the 8th Avenue line, but at 23d Street.

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23d  St station

Ten ads went up today. So that didn’t take very long. I notice approvingly that the commenters didn’t seek to nullify Pam Geller’s right to free speech; she got to have her say, and that elicited more speech! Another shot from the Port Authority:

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Port Authority ad, closeup

I wonder what other creative additions we’ll see in days to come; what other expressions of public outrage New Yorkers will make. We’ll keep you posted.

Update, 9/25/12:

The ‘Savage’ ads have been altered in at least seven New York subway stations so far: 57th Street and 5th Ave, 28th Street, 23rd Street, two on 42nd street, 34th street and Grand Central.

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28th street 6 platform
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57th and 5th Ave (F)

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