Coat Company's Billboards With Obama To Come Down

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Not what the White House wants to see. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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A couple waits to cross the street in front of a billboard ad featuring President Barack Obama weari

Not what the White House wants to see.

Julie Jacobson/AP

That Times Square billboard we wrote about yesterday — the one a coat company put up because it wanted to publicize the fact that President Barack Obama wore one of its jackets — is coming down.

Weatherproof Garment Co., the Associated Press reports, says it will have the big ad removed by Jan. 22. Same thing for a similar billboard along the Long Island Expressway.

Freddie Stollmack, the company's president, tells the AP that the White House did indeed request that the sign come down.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, though, says its ad campaign that features an image of first lady Michelle Obama will continue — despite White House objections for the unauthorized use.

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