A sick joke? Posted signs liken homeless population to rats

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CHICAGO — Signs likening the homeless to rats were spotted on Chicago’s North Side.

Some were tacked to utility poles in Bucktown.

It was designed to look like city posters warning about areas of rat poisoning.

Instead of a picture of a rat, there’s a drawing of a homeless person with the headline “Target bums.”

City crews have been ordered to take down any of the fake signs they see.

There is no word on who is responsible for the signs.

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1 Comment

  • T Mac

    WHY OH WHY?!?!!?? How can so many people not see the OBVIOUS point? This is a PARODY, people!!! Read the bullet points (especially about eye contact) and you’ll see this is a parody by an artist making a statement that in gentrified neighborhoods, like Bucktown, and in the USA in general (one of the richest nations on earth), people and our governments in particular treat the homeless like they aren’t human beings (and more like rats). This is brilliant. And embarrassing for WGN and all the other fools who took it LITERALLY. For god’s sake, people, take a second to use your brain before hopping on your soap box!

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