If You Got Dumped, Would You Put Your Ex On Blast Like This?
The age-old saying goes, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Apparently, men or at least men in New Mexico are looking to bolster our reputation as a pretty spiteful and vengeful gender in our own right.
Greg Fultz, 35, lost his girlfriend of six months some time last year. His ex had been pregnant for most of their relationship but somehow lost the baby when they called it quits. As Fultz puts it, his former partner would not tell him whether she miscarried or had an abortion. While the guy has a right to know what happened to his child, is it really right for him to put up a billboard (pictured above) literally putting his ex-girlfriend’s business in the street?
Call me old-fashioned, but I didn’t think men (certainly not real men like yours truly, anyway) aired out their dirty laundry as a means of getting revenge. What was Fultz thinking? Let him tell it, he’s only thinking about the bigger picture.
“So they label the billboard as an attack against a past relationship, which is not true. I had nothing but good intentions when I started this campaign. I wanted to do something for Pro-Life with an anti-abortion campaign, and I couldn’t do it any way that people would not associate with my past event. They say ‘You are in the picture so, naturally, it has to be about you’. I am portraying a character for the anti-abortion message, not an actual event.”
Uhh… we’re not dumb enough to believe you, dude. If you are portraying a character, why not make that character a married one and use the term “ex-wife” in the ad to distance it from your own experience? What about the age—2 months—cited on the billboard? There is no word on whether this is consistent with the age his expected son or daughter would have been. Furthermore, he doesn’t even know whether she miscarried or the baby was stillborn—which means he may be guilty of libel.
Fultz later makes more of an admission as to his intentions with the billboard.
“My original intentions when I started this campaign were quite simple. I just wanted to shed the light on pro-life issues and fathers’ rights. I have had no closure over my own personal loss and that’s where the billboard came into play.”
Fultz’s ex, one Nani Lawrence, has since filed suit in New Mexico. The court commissioner recommended an order of protection against Fultz for Lawrence, as well as an order to take down the sign. Jail time has also been recommended for the jilted lover if he doesn’t remove the billboard by June 17. Undaunted, Fultz plans to fight the ruling until all legal avenues have been traveled, citing the First Amendment right to free speech. He has also started an organization called the National Association for Needed Information or NANI—the name of his ex.
Somebody’s got it bad…