Dec 24, 2015 12:27 PM

Manchester sign featuring obscenity upsetting shoppers approaching the mall

MANCHESTER - The owner of a building with signage that faces out over a prominent intersection near South Willow Street is continuing to use obscenity to attack elected officials.

Michael Gill, the owner of Mortgage Specialists Inc., has been on a rampage since 2008 when he had to reach a settlement with state banking officials, who alleged he was issuing fraudulent loans.

Gill has denied the charges and has called for the removal of many politicians including Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte.

Viewers have complained to NH1 News about the sign and the use of the word "Sh**heads," to refer to the senators, especially since the sign is hard for Christmas shoppers to avoid as they approach the Manchester Mall.

"It's been up three weeks now," write Jeanne Viall in a Facebook message to NH1 News. "How can this be tolerated or allowed? How can I explain to my 6-yr-old grandson, who can read, why that's allowed yet he best not say it? Is our society really sinking this low to allow this?"

Gill says the sign will stay.

Meanwhile city officials say they've received the complaints from the public and are looking into whether the controversial sign violates any ordinances.

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