WLW/Cincinnati's 'Big Ben Warning' For Females In Advance Of NFL Playoff Drawing Criticism
January 8, 2016 at 12:50 PM (PT)
iHEARTRADIO News/Talk station WLW (NEWSRADIO 700)/CINCINNATI is airing a controversial "BIG BEN Warning" promotion spot in anticipation of this weekend's playoff game between the hometown BENGALS and the PITTSBURGH STEELERS.
The warning targets the alleged sexual assault charges against STEELERS quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER, both of which were eventually dismissed.
Here's how the spot plays:
"This is a severe BEN ROETHLISBERGER update from 700 WLW.
"The Tri-State currently under a severe BIG BEN warning from now through early SUNDAY morning,” the spoof begins. “The STEELERS quarterback has been spotted in the downtown CINCINNATI area. All females ages 18-40 are to use extreme caution, especially if heavily consuming alcohol. Males should also be on the lookout just in case.
“If you see BIG BEN and he flashes Little Ben, you are asked to report it to authorities immediately.
"He poses the greatest threat to 18-to-40-year-olds, especially those with boob jobs in the downtown CINCINNATI area. You are safe if you live in BUTLER or CLERMONT counties, pretty much anywhere in KENTUCKY and most of southeast INDIANA."
Already some TWITTER users are saying the station should be "ashamed" of itself. But the station thinks it's hilarious, and insists it will continue to run it through the weekend.