State officials pull anti-DUI campaign some are calling sexist
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials have pulled a website that's part of a new anti-DUI campaign following criticism that it takes a sexist approach to encouraging young men not to drive under the influence.
The Tennessean reported the site was taken down Monday night.
Some of the campaign slogans on the site that were criticized included girls looking "hotter" when guys are under the influence, and finding out "a marginally good-looking girl" later is "chatty," ''clingy" or "your boss's daughter" as signs that maybe a man has had too much to drink.
The campaign was put out by the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office.
Tennessee Department of Transportation spokeswoman BJ Doughty told The Associated Press on Tuesday that TDOT and GHSO pulled the site to re-evaluate it in light of the controversy.