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Giant Bedbug Deters Shoppers in Times Square

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Even in its current sanitized state, with a gleaming M.A.C. set to open and the the Disney store soon to follow, Times Square still manages to gross people out. "Would you buy a slice of pizza from a pizzeria underneath this billboard?" asks Consumerist. "Or get a lapdance at the 'gentleman's club'?" You're probably not going to get bedbugs from a pizzeria (though a lapdance might be another story) but it's not the most enticing visual. Best/worst part: The fact that the bedbug clearly just finished its lunch.
· Would This Bed Bug Billboard Keep You From Shopping Here? [Consumerist]
· High-Tech M.A.C. Flagship to Light Up Times Square [Racked NY]
· Times Square M.A.C to be Followed Shortly by Forever 21 [Racked NY]