Millionaire's Billboard Plea Removed; La Jolla Man Seeks Latina Girlfriend

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A flashy billboard purchased by a La Jolla, Calif., millionaire looking for a certain kind of love was taken down over the weekend amid criticism and vandalism.

Marc Paskin, 62, bought a billboard on I-5 and 28th Street that featured a photo of himself and stated, bluntly, “All I want for Christmas is a Latina Girlfriend.”

La Jolla Billboard

Presumably, Marc wanted San Diego-area Latinas to contact him directly.

The blunt billboard stirred up some controversy in the area; while some residents found it lighthearted and comical, others thought it was slightly offensive.

With 24 hours, Paskin’s billboard was damaged. His email address was peeled off, but the rest of the message - including his holiday wish - remained intact.

The following day, the billboard was half missing, and the entire, massive message did not last the weekend; the billboard is now stripped down to nothing.

There is no explanation as to why the billboard has disappeared.

Incidentally, Paskin is an area real estate investor who was featured on an episode of Secret Millionaire last year, when he spent a week living on less than $50 a day.

Maybe he should boast about that on his next billboard.

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I am a latina and I din't take it as offensive either. More like a compliement. But money for sure does not buy love, maybe people-but not love.

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I don't think this should be interpreted as offensive by anyone. It was clearly lighthearted in nature. Most people have "types" and I guess Latina girls are his type, and he's allowed to say so if he wants. If he were saying, "All I want for Christmas is a girlfriend of any race BUT Latina," THAT could fairly be called offensive. "No redheads" is more offensive to redheads than "I like girls with red hair." Come on, people, lighten up. If you don't want to respond to his call, don't respond to his call.

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