The billboards, one of which is located just blocks from Tinder’s headquarters, imply users of the apps are at risk for catching chlamydia and gonorrhea. The sign also prominently displays the web address for “FreeSTDCheck.org.” Anyone who visits the URL is greeted with a picture of the billboard, a link to a recent Vanity Fair article about dating apps, and information on where to find free, local STD testing.
Did u accidentally catch the Tinder from someone? Take this test and know for sure. pic.twitter.com/JUMjYmGQrw— Jenka 🐛 (@babiejenks) September 27, 2015
An official statement regarding the billboards has yet to be posted by either of the companies. However, according to CBS Los Angeles, Tinder is less than thrilled about the negative PR its receiving, and has sent AHF a cease and desist letter demanding the signs be taken down.
(Source: CBS Los Angeles)