"Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Creates Another Public Nuisance in Illinois
Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force is causing another controversy with civic officials, this time in Urbana, IL. Stickers for the show have been popping up on street signs and buildings throughout the city, which is creating extra work and straining budgets for the Urbana Public Works department. According to an employee for Public Works, over 300 of the stickers have been taken down so far, and that a sticker on a reflective street sign can damage the reflective coating as it is removed, which can incurg a cost between $10 and $100 for replacement.
Turner Broadcasting stated that any advertising in the town was unsanctioned. The article suggests that the stickers are for an upcoming DVD release, even though there are no new DVDs scheduled at this time. In 2007, an advertising campaign for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie triggered a bomb scare in Boston, MA, which ultimately led to the resignation of Cartoon Network head Jim Samples.