DETROIT – A teaser for an MGM Grand Detroit casino ad campaign that features a pair of golden eyes peering at motorists from a billboard is causing a stir among some who see the image as sinister.
The Detroit billboard depicts the eyes on a black background, accompanied by a golden silhouette of MGM's signature lion.
City Councilwoman Alberta Tinsley-Talabi tells The Detroit News for a Saturday story she wants it taken down.
The Rev. James A. Smith, pastor of Maranatha Gospel Church in the Detroit suburb of Romulus, says it "looks like a demon glaring at you."
Yvette Monet, a spokeswoman for casino parent MGM Mirage Inc., said the company wasn't aware of protests. She says Las Vegas-based MGM is excited it's generating buzz, since that's the intended effect.