Controversial Billboard, Called Porn By Some, Is Back Up In Placer County

AUBURN (CBS13) – A controversial local billboard, some said looked like porn, is back up in Placer County.   

The company that owns the billboard, CBS Outdoor, decided to put the California Sun advertisement back up in the town of Auburn.

The original billboard, located just past Bell Road and Highway 49, was vandalized and taken down last month.  The billboard shows a bikini-wearing model on a beach at Folsom Lake.

Someone covered it up with a tarp that said “No porn in our town.”

California Sun said it received thousands of responses, most supporting the billboard.

Comments

One Comment

  1. here a porn,their a porn everywear a porn says:

    if this is porn,then anyone who is wearing a bikini with boots is a walking porn, come on people get real.

    1. Amar says:

      When ever I see similar bill board near arden way on business I-80 in Sacramento , I am always feel existed and romantic. I think this kind of porno puts very positive effect on drivers mind(??). They drive carefully with happy mood after looking at them. To make drivers more happy, this bill board should be updated and made more pleasant to eyes of drivers. It’s really a great service to the commuters. It could put positive effect on the eductation of kids they will get real time human body perception on the highways. Great job.

  2. Get Real says:

    I see nothing wrong with this. Am I a porn addict? Maybe we cnn have our Government do an inquiry or study, Spend more of our money for something this stupid and then we’ll forget it ever was an issue because they had to raise more revenue, so they taxed us more.

  3. Reality says:

    Isn’t this just typical of our sexually repressed society led by the Religious Right?

    We better close down all the beaches, close down all the swimming pools, etc because topless might go there, see a woman in a bikini and be exposed to “porn.”

    Taking it a step further, I find it amazing that in this day and age, women are still not able to take their shirts off on a public beach, but men can. I’ve got a word for that: Discrimination. We aren’t talking about the bottom half where men and women are different, but the top half. Men have breasts & women have breasts. Yet one gender can display them openly, while the other gender cannot. And before anyone is ready to jump in saying that there is a size difference, I can point to plenty of obese men on the beach that have far bigger “moobs” (man boobs) than many very attractive ladies have. There is no one that can tell me that it is OK to force me to look at French Fry Eating Champion Jimbo Ieatsalot and his EE cups, but that it is also OK to deprive Kate Hudson of having tan lines on her torso.

    Why do women not care about this? Have we as a society sexually repressed them to the point where they are just fine with being on the short end of the stick (pun possibly intended)?

    Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of ladies that I would NOT like to see out on the beach with their tops off. Arethra Franklin can visit the beach and keep all 8 of her tarps, I mean her top on. If I wanted to see her nude, I could go watch Free Willy. Roseanne Barr can keep her clothes on as well for the benefit of all humanity. We don’t need any more sentences involving Roseanne and “crotch” in the same sentence ever again. And so on and so forth. But nonetheless, they should have the RIGHT to do so.

    But hey, we can’t even have billboards with women in a bikini.

    Cheers!

    1. lv says:

      shut up. did you really have to drone on and on and on about not wanting to see heavy women with their tops off? yeah I read your whole stupid post……hoping you were actually going to make a point.

      Cheers?? what are you drunk already?

      1. Reality says:

        lv writes: “shut up.”

        LOL… Make me.

        ——

        “did you really have to drone on and on and on about not wanting to see heavy women with their tops off?”

        So who is the morbidly obese fatty in your family? Yourself? Your wife? Get off of the computer and get to the gym.

        —–

        “yeah I read your whole stupid post”

        Wow… that must be a lot of reading for you.

        —–

        “hoping you were actually going to make a point.”

        I did make a point, you were simply too inept to understand it.

        —–

        “Cheers?? what are you drunk already?”

        What do you already have a slab of bacon on your lap that you’re munching on while typing?

        “Cheers” is a valediction… sorry that you are daft to realize it.

        Cheers!

    2. koko says:

      There are quite a few nude beaches in Ca. ya just gotta know where to look(no pun intended). There is a time and a place for almost any thing. I have seen this billboard and it is really lam the body is out of proportion, the arms and legs are to small for the head and body (maybe they improved the lady), that in it self might grab your attention and cause an accident if you are driving but I doubt it.

  4. Troy Stermer says:

    Is this what this country has come to? We are at the point of don’t say this or that it may offend someone. So much for free speech. WOW, Auburn is on the cutting edge of being the only city to have porn billboards. Really? Can we all just get a grip on reality? California Sun advertisment I think is tastefully done and they are selling tanning services. To who ever thinks this is porn. GET REAL.

  5. Kenneth says:

    Who is the girl wearing nothing but a smile,
    and a towel in the picture on the billboard,
    in the field near the big old highway?

  6. me.oh.my says:

    “Reality”, if you think women should be allowed to take off their shirts at the beach because of discrimination, then you would have to allow for ALL women to do this, not just the hot thin ones…yes, the fatties would have to be allowed to as well, without rude, discriminating remarks!

    Your comment just proves the over “sexualization” and exploitation of women that goes on in our society.

    Although I don’t personally see anything wrong with putting up a billboard like this (it’s a free country), I would not want my daughters measuring how they should look and what they should wear by any woman who puts so little value in her body that she would spread it around for all the world to see and perverts to gawk at.

    1. Anthony says:

      If you don’t want your children to try and measure themselves by this standard then maybe as their parent you should take the time to instill these values in them and not let a billboard have more influence over your children then you do.

      1. Reality says:

        Anthony writes: “If you don’t want your children to try and measure themselves by this standard then maybe as their parent you should take the time to instill these values in them and not let a billboard have more influence over your children”

        Well articulated!

      2. me.oh.my says:

        Anthony, please point out where in my comment I said that i don’t take the time to instill what I feel are appropriate values in my children? and yet, parents who at least claim to have talked to their children all the time about the dangers of drugs and alcohol still seem to have children who fall victim to societal pressures of illegal behaviors. you seem to have missed the sentence where I wrote that I personally see nothing wrong with the billboard. but it does seem to me that were she not wearing winter boots with what appears to be undergarments rather than a bikini (mostly in the shape of the upper piece and the fact that it is all white) i don’t think ANYONE would have thrown a fit at all.

      3. Reality says:

        me.oh.my writes: “Anthony, please point out where in my comment I said that i don’t take the time to instill what I feel are appropriate values in my children?”

        Not to speak on behalf of Anthony, but I believe he meant “you” in the third person. 😉

        Cheers!

      4. me.oh.my says:

        oh. i thought Anthony was replying to me because of how the comment was indented under mine. my bad, i’m still getting the hang of this.

      5. Reality says:

        me.oh.my: “oh. i thought Anthony was replying to me because of how the comment was indented under mine. my bad, i’m still getting the hang of this.”

        LOL…. NP. I think Anthony was replying to you because of the indent. I was just saying that I think he was using the term “you” as a “generic you” so to speak instead of a “you” directed specifically at yourself (though the comment as a whole was directed your way).

        For instance, he could have written (and meant it) as such:

        “If PEOPLE don’t want THEIR children to try and measure themselves by this standard then maybe as their parent THEY should take the time to instill these values in them and not let a billboard have more influence over THEIR children”

        That is essentially the quick and dirty gist of the “third person you.”

        I hope that makes sense.

        But once again, I can’t really speak on Anthony’s behalf, just a guess.

        Cheers!

      6. John B says:

        Whoa you mean a responsible parent…..where do you find such a thing anymore….cuz one out of every ten is not enough

    2. Reality says:

      me.oh.my writes: “Reality”, if you think women should be allowed to take off their shirts at the beach because of discrimination, then you would have to allow for ALL women to do this, not just the hot thin ones…yes, the fatties would have to be allowed to as well”

      What part of “But nonetheless, they should have the RIGHT to do so” were you unable to comprehend?

      —–

      “without rude, discriminating remarks! Your comment just proves the over “sexualization” and exploitation of women that goes on in our society.”

      I just said they should have the right to do so. Doesn’t mean I want to see it. Just like I don’t want to see fat men bouncing their flab all over the beach either. But I still support each of their rights to do so.

      Cheers!

      1. me.oh.my says:

        I have to apologize Reality, I misread that portion of your comment (concerning shirtless women at the beach) about all women still having the right to do so despite their size….however I still stand by my opinion that your comments seem to do nothing more than “sexualize” the female body. perhaps you don’t mean to…but the comments do come across that way.

        also, do you think women should only be allowed to be topless at the beach, or do you feel the same way about all places that men are allowed without a shirt and women are not? for example, walking down the side of the road? I know I see men do it all the time.

      2. Reality says:

        me.oh.my writes: “I have to apologize Reality”

        No apologies necessary. 😉

        ——–

        “I misread that portion of your comment (concerning shirtless women at the beach) about all women still having the right to do so despite their size….however I still stand by my opinion that your comments seem to do nothing more than “sexualize” the female body. perhaps you don’t mean to…but the comments do come across that way.”

        I don’t think it has anything to do with sexualizing the female body. It is more along the lines of taking pride in the human body regardless of gender. Our bodies represent our life to a large degree. We only get one body and so people should take care of it. I’m not saying that someone needs to look like Mr. Olympia Schwarzenegger nor like Nicole Duminie (the model on the billboard), but they shouldn’t look like John Goodman and Roseanne either.

        When I go to the 24 Hour Fitness locker room, I walk in and see a bunch of guys that have a gut so big they can’t even see their manhood. But at least I give them credit for showing up and trying to improve themselves. You watch shows like the Biggest Loser and see that Americans CAN lose the weight, they are just too lazy to do so (with a few genetic exceptions to the rule).

        Additionally, many of these models are photoshopped, have eating disorders, have plastic surgery, etc.

        ——–

        “also, do you think women should only be allowed to be topless at the beach, or do you feel the same way about all places that men are allowed without a shirt and women are not? for example, walking down the side of the road? I know I see men do it all the time.”

        In this country, we have the belief that we were ALL created equal. So women should be able to do whatever a man is able to do in this regard. I just don’t see why it is such a big deal. If we did it, at first, it would be a HUGE deal and guys would be staring left and right. But after a few years, it would just become “normal.”

        What do you think? Do you feel women should have this right? I’m guessing that you are a woman… would you ever exercise this right if it became commonplace? No tan lines at the beach?

        Cheers!

      3. me.oh.my says:

        I would choose not too go topless. I find womens breasts to be different than those of a mans in both shape and purpose (yes, even “moobs” seem to have a shape unto themselves that are different than the female breast).

        The breast to me serve a sexual function in that, for many women, they can be used for arousal. They also serve the purpose of nutrition to ones offspring. Both cases lead me to want to cover my breasts since, on the one hand, it is sexual as is the private area of my body….and, on the other hand, i want my breasts to stay clean for the health of my child (who is still nursing).

        I am a Christian and do believe that were there never a “fall” we would still be walking around innocently naked. Unfortunately, this world is far from innocent, and women especially need to protect themselves from those with less than honorable intentions.

        I want to add to this (since I was the one who brought up breastfeeding) that I am pro breastfeeding in public and feel that if a woman chooses not to cover while nursing that that is her choice and should come without discrimination.

      4. Reality says:

        me.oh.my: “I would choose not too go topless. I find womens breasts to be different than those of a mans in both shape and purpose (yes, even “moobs” seem to have a shape unto themselves that are different than the female breast).”

        Fair enough, but I’d say the breasts are fairly comparable in many instances.

        ——

        “The breast to me serve a sexual function in that, for many women, they can be used for arousal. They also serve the purpose of nutrition to ones offspring. Both cases lead me to want to cover my breasts since, on the one hand, it is sexual as is the private area of my body….and, on the other hand, i want my breasts to stay clean for the health of my child (who is still nursing).”

        You do realize that men have the same capabilities?

        Male nipples can be a highly erogenous zone on many men. Men also have the ability to breastfeed a baby. So structurally, they are the same in that sense.

        With that said, I respect your opinion.

        ——-

        “I am a Christian and do believe that were there never a “fall” we would still be walking around innocently naked.”

        Adam and Eve is not a real story. There are numerous errors with the story and genealogies provided in the Bible. I went to faith based schools for 12 years, am extremely well versed in the Bible and have conversed with countless theologians. As I have written to others (so not directed “at” you):

        ~*~*~*~

        Is God omniscient and omnipotent? I’m going to assume you will say yes.

        Did God have a hand in authoring the Bible? I’m going to assume you will say yes again.

        Thus, now let me inform you that the Bible is RIDDLED with error after error after error and false prophecy after false prophecy.

        As a tiny sampling, it contradicts itself starting in THE VERY FIRST TWO CHAPTERS of Genesis when the order of creation is mixed up to having only 2 of the 4 Gospel writers bothering to talk about the birth of Jesus (and those two accounts conflict with each other so badly that their timelines actually make it IMPOSSIBLE for Jesus to even have been born based on their accounts) to 3 of the 4 Gospel writers not agreeing on what the final words of Jesus were. If I saw the Son of God die right in front me, I think I’d remember his last words verbatim…. wouldn’t you? I think you would.

        Moreover, Jesus had 4 brothers and at least 2 sisters. Isn’t it is pretty interesting that Jesus’ brothers didn’t follow him around everywhere… I know that if my brother were the Son of God, I’d always be at his side every second of the day. Yet apparently, they didn’t deem it to be of uber importance. If your brother was the Son of God, wouldn’t you follow him everywhere? I think you would.

        Those items are just the tip of the iceberg.

        With that said, logic dictates that one of two things has to be true:

        1) God is an idiot who couldn’t remember the order of creation, Jesus’ birthdate, Jesus’ final words, etc.

        2) God is not an idiot and therefore didn’t write the Bible.

        I’ll let you decide which you want to believe.

        If you believe God is intelligent, then you’d realize that he could have never written the Bible because it is riddled with errors. In fact, it is a slap in the face of God’s intelligence to even think he could have written something that I wouldn’t have even received a “C” in my English class on because it has so many errors in it. This isn’t to say that there isn’t a Supreme Being (as one cannot disprove a negative), just that it isn’t the one from the Bible.

        How many times have you attended a Mormon Temple? What about a Muslim Mosque? What about a Hindu Temple? What about a Jewish Synagogue? How can anyone possibly know for certain that you’ve found the “right” religion while not experiencing the others that millions upon millions of others find to be their salvation? If you haven’t, then you are the person that sits there and insists that Pepsi tastes better than Coke, but you have only tried the Pepsi and never the Coke. Yet, you will be steadfast in your belief that Pepsi is better despite having no conclusive first hand experience to prove otherwise. Thus, the ENTIRE argument is invalid.

        When you come to the realization that if you were born in Iran that you would have the EXACT same zeal for Muhammad and Allah that you do for Jesus and God, then that will be a big awakening for you. If you were born in India, you’d have the same zeal for Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma that have for Jesus/God. If you were born in Tibet, you would have the same zeal for Buddha that you have for Jesus/God. So what does that say about the book you worship (when you wouldn’t have worshiped it based solely on geographic location of birth and religion of your parents)?

        To deny it is to deny the truth. After all, the Truth Shall Set You Free…

        ~*~*~*~

        I was talking on another site last year. They restricted length of comments, so I created my own site to answer people’s questions. If you want to educate yourself as to the Bible and it’s contradictions, false prophecies and historical inaccuracies contained in both the Old and New Testaments, then click on the link below and scroll about a quarter of the way down and you’ll see a list I typed up with 47 of them (and there are a lot more than that).

        http://uscatholic.yuku.com/topic/51

        ———

        “Unfortunately, this world is far from innocent, and women especially need to protect themselves from those with less than honorable intentions.”

        I would agree 100% with that statement.

        ——-

        “I want to add to this (since I was the one who brought up breastfeeding) that I am pro breastfeeding in public and feel that if a woman chooses not to cover while nursing that that is her choice and should come without discrimination.”

        I support women breastfeeding in public as well. I’d just “prefer” it if they did their best to “cover up” within reason while they do it. It is one thing to be clandestine about it and another thing to flaunt it say in a restaurant when others are eating. But it is a natural human function and women should be allowed to do it.

        Cheers!🙂

      5. me.oh.my says:

        I read your reply and am impressed by how much thought you put into your beliefs. However, I think that you assumed that when I mentioned the words “Christian” and “fall” that I was automatically talking about Adam and Eve and also that I have not taken time to research that which I claim to believe and that the study of other religions was not a part of that process. I’d love to discuss this further even though we have gotten greatly off topic of the original post but am going to be out of town for a few days with no Internet access. I will try to touch base with you at the site you listed earlier.

        Also, just as a side note, I do find it interesting that you think that women should have the right to go topless wherever men do, but that they should cover (with in reason) when nursing. It seems to me that it would be strange to be topless at the beach, but to throw something over my breast and child when i start nursing. Take care. Great conversation.

      6. Reality says:

        me.oh.my writes: “I read your reply and am impressed by how much thought you put into your beliefs.”

        Thank you. Growing up indoctrinated since birth made leaving organized religion very difficult, so it required a lot of honest thought on my part to try and find the truth (as I see it).

        ——-

        “However, I think that you assumed that when I mentioned the words “Christian” and “fall” that I was automatically talking about Adam and Eve”

        Add in the phrase “walking around innocently naked” and then yes you would be correct that is what I assumed.

        ——

        “and also that I have not taken time to research that which I claim to believe and that the study of other religions was not a part of that process.”

        That part would be incorrect as I have no reason to assume one way nor the other. 😉

        —–

        “I’d love to discuss this further even though we have gotten greatly off topic of the original post but am going to be out of town for a few days with no Internet access.”

        Let me wish you a nice trip in advance.

        ——

        “I will try to touch base with you at the site you listed earlier.”

        Just as an FYI, I don’t really use that site any more. It was just a placeholder for the time I was on that other site and the content simply still remains like the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean. lol

        —–

        “Also, just as a side note, I do find it interesting that you think that women should have the right to go topless wherever men do, but that they should cover (with in reason) when nursing.”

        I can see how this seems contradictory from a certain perspective. However, let’s say that someone is out dining at Olive Garden. Men need to wear shirts inside of that restaurant, so for a woman to breastfeed there is sort of “violating” (for the lack of a better word) the implied atmosphere that diners expect (as one wouldn’t expect a man to be in there shirtless). But once again, it is a normal human function and so they should be able to breastfeed if they choose to (and of course breastfeeding is slightly different than a man simply being shirtless).

        Now if I were a woman breastfeeding, I would do the following:

        #1) Try to feed before going to the restaurant.

        #2) If I couldn’t feed before going to restaurant and the child was old enough for a bottle, then I’d bring the bottle.

        #3) Try to show up at a time when my baby is typically asleep.

        #4) Ask for a table in a corner (in contrast to right in the middle) where my baby (if he/she should awake or if I have to feed) would be a minimal distraction to other diners.

        #5) I’d try to cover up within reason.

        I’d do it just as a courtesy to others who might not be comfortable with it. Just like if I were sick (non-contagious) with a bad cough and I needed to go out to dinner for some special occasion, I’d try to sit away from other people, cover my mouth with a napkin when I coughed to minimize noise, etc. It is just a matter of politeness.

        ——

        “It seems to me that it would be strange to be topless at the beach”

        That’s just because of where we live. If you lived in Brazil, it might seem strange not to be topless on the beach. 😉

        During one of my many travels, I ended up on an absolutely gorgeous beach in St. Maarten. As I was sipping on my coc-ktail brought out by the waiters, I looked up and saw something odd. I did a double take. It was some old man walking COMPLETELY naked across the beach. We laughed as it was quite the sight to see. But as the minutes went by we saw countless other people doing the same thing and realized we were on a fully nude beach (despite it being at a luxury resort). It was amusing for awhile, but after 20-30 minutes, it just became “normal.” People of all shapes, sizes, ages, genders, colors, etc, were all just out enjoying themselves in the nude. Not a big deal.

        ——-

        “but to throw something over my breast and child when i start nursing.”

        As long as the baby doesn’t mind, it isn’t a big deal IMHO. Not only does it help provide cover, but if you use a cloth diaper, it can also serve as a towel to clean up afterward or in case the baby vomits at some point in time during or after the process. So it has some advantages to the mother as well.

        But once again, if you wanted to not cover up at all, whip it out (lol) and feed your baby in the middle of a crowded room, I wouldn’t have a problem with it as it should be your right to do so. There are plenty of rights I personally don’t like in this country, but I will always support someone who chooses to exercise those rights as that is what “freedom” is all about.

        ——–

        “Take care. Great conversation.”

        Thanks and likewise!

        Cheers!🙂

  7. james says:

    What a ignorant town.

  8. Sierra says:

    That is one great billboard. A thing of beauty is a joy for everyone. Except the Jealous ans repressed of course. Can we get a few of those put up on Foresthill road? Ooops…Bad idea…too many goofballs driving off that road already

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  10. Tom says:

    No why would the backwoods people raise such a fuss when cousin sex is not a problem for them, nor trying to raise multiple kids at a time that they can’t afford and that will be on their way to the penitentiary as soon as they’re old enough?

  11. John says:

    C’MON!!! I see these type of women ALL OVER the public swimming pools ALL THE TIME! And THEY ARE LIVE!!! IS THAT PORN IN PUBLIC? AND SHOULD THEY GET ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED?!?!?!?
    Give me a break! These righteous “goody two shoes” need to get a life!

  12. Kelly says:

    The only ones that would call this porn are the fat women that get mad when their husbands drive by and stare – simple as that. .This is not porn.

    1. sasha says:

      holy cow that was ignorant… thanks for stereotyping… and no skinny woman is ever jealous for no reason whatsoever…. …. ….

      1. Kelly says:

        I’d place bets that you are a fatty.

  13. Kelly says:

    John, You are so right. Being a female, I wish I had a figure like that, but hell, it’s not porn so WTH??? Like I said on my previous comment, it’s most likely the fatties that hate this being up and as you said, the “goodie two shoes.”

  14. jmounday says:

    see it depends who is the complainer..if it was the national org of women stating sex object abuse it would be down in 3 minutes…It’s all about the media spin folks….and my 3 sons have prospered in the 90’s-2000’s thanks to the womens movement of the 70’s..yes they doo ha ah

    1. me.oh.my says:

      you couldn’t be more right. I’m not against the billboard but it does make me sad that some of the comments on here have shown that women are still so sexualized….and I’m not even a feminist. I’m thinking the problem ppl probably had with it are the boots and the fact that her bikini is much more “bra and panty” than “swim wear”. I live in Auburn and it’s a pretty conservative town as far as mindset. my girls would think it was underwear lol. but we go places like sun splash and they know that people where skimpy bikinis and that it is something that our household views as inappropriate until adulthood but that other’s have the right to make their own decisions for their own homes.

  15. mimi says:

    I’d like to know where I can get those boots.

    1. Reality says:

      mimi writes: “I’d like to know where I can get those boots”

      .LOL… Ask her:

      http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicole-Duminie/1164293886

      Cheers!

  16. sasha says:

    i have 3 of those in my immediate neighborhood… still have no idea what it’s about and i don’t care… it’s a freakin bikini… far from porn… people need to get hobbies…

  17. allforone says:

    It is so sad to think that we as Califonians who have the blessings of fun, sun and beautiful beaches and lakes, have succombed to such oppressionism about a beaufitul woman in a bikini. So, for those who are sexually oppressed – would you find it any more indignant if this woman were posed with a good looking man and kids in bathing suits lying on the shore in the same manner? To call this porn in any fashion is to show the fear we have ensued upon ourselves to the point of sexual paranoia rather than just accepting a beautiful, bikini clad woman at a beautiful lake.

    1. koko says:

      The lady who posed for that picture on that billboard is deformed poor baby. Who ever thinks she is beautiful should have their eyes checked. I guess I should check it out to see if she looks better than she did last time. Don’t care if she is wearing her undewear as a bikini, with boots, todays fashions are the sillyer ya look the more fashionable ya are. maybe she could not afford a bikini they are expensive.

  18. make-believe says:

    Reality ~ BITES.

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