Missouri Citizens Outraged By ‘Molly’ Billboard
A fireworks company in Jefferson County, MO, is using the word “molly to lure customers via a billboard. Citizens are outraged because “molly” also refers to a party drug.
…giant red letters [say] Molly Ahead.” Between the two lines it says “Black Market.”
The sign is an advertisement for Molly Brown’s Fireworks, which features a large inflatable woman outside.
“Molly is really just a different name for a drug that’s been around for quite a while. It’s another name for ecstasy or MDMA,” Jared Opsal, a spokesman for the St. Louis branch of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, told KDSK.
“It’s mostly targeted at younger people and it can get to a point where they can become dehydrated, they can have a heat stroke, they can even have a heart attack,” he said.
Residents told the news channel that the sign is appalling, tasteless and misplaced.