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Soldier And Muslim Woman Billboard Controversy

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By Paul Johnson

Los Angeles, California (CNN) - A billboard on Hollywood's sunset boulevard is sparking criticism on social media for its depiction of an American soldier and a Muslim woman.
The ad is for the company "snore stop," which sells nasal sprays, oral sprays and pills aimed at stopping people from snoring.
The idea behind the ad is that the product keeps marriages together.
The man pictured is an active-duty army soldier and the woman is an iranian american.
A company spokeswoman said they hope it will inspire conversation and lead critics to think beyond stereotypes.
The sunset boulevard billboard is just the beginning.
Company executives plan to roll out 20 more in cities across the u-s, including in Houston, Salt Lake City and New York City.


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