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Oregon radio station nixes 'We love you long time' Chinatown billboard

Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:25 PM   |   Comments

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- An Oregon radio station said it will change a billboard in Portland's Chinatown criticized as insensitive for its message: "We love you long time."

A statement issued by KXL-FM, Portland, said the billboard was not meant to be disrespectful and will be changed following complaints, KPTV, Portland, reported Tuesday.

"It's a famous quote from an old rap song, we thought it would get attention but in no way meant disrespect to anyone," the station said. "This was a decision from the marketing and programming department. However, after our news department came to us and said they believed it to be insensitive, we decided to change the message. That change is in process now."

The 2 Live Crew song in question was quoting a line from the 1987 film "Full Metal Jacket," when a Vietnamese prostitute is soliciting business from U.S. military members.

KXL said the new billboard will read: "Stay connected, my friends."

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