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The Disgusting Billboard For "The Strain" Is Grossing Out Los Angeles

This photo is NOT it — we're sparing you! UPDATE: The billboards are being replaced in "several locations."

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Yes, this is the big version of what's on all the billboards.

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Let it be known I'm all for this show — I liked the pilot, and plan to watch more. It's a horror show, and people who want to watch can see it in its 10 p.m. time slot when it premieres on Sunday, July 13.

But as a parent of small children — not to mention an adult human being who hates worms coming out of eyes — I'm surprised to see this image on public streets. I live in fear of my 4-year-old noticing it (he would cry, literally) and have taken to driving out of my way to avoid places where I know the billboard is.

And I am not alone!

Billboard for "The Strain" or whatever that godforsaken thing is w/ the thing in the eyeball on my street; can I call the Mayor to complain?

Molly Ephraim@MollyEphraim

Billboard for "The Strain" or whatever that godforsaken thing is w/ the thing in the eyeball on my street; can I call the Mayor to complain?

6:25 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I guess NO WORMS CRAWLING OUT OF EYEBALLS ON BILLBOARDS PLEASE was a thing that needed to be said explicitly?

Dave Holmes@DaveHolmes

I guess NO WORMS CRAWLING OUT OF EYEBALLS ON BILLBOARDS PLEASE was a thing that needed to be said explicitly?

1:15 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I normally defend FX's edgier style since people can choose not to watch it. I will not defend the Strain billboard I saw posted online...

PetBunnyFan@PetBunnyFan

I normally defend FX's edgier style since people can choose not to watch it. I will not defend the Strain billboard I saw posted online...

1:46 PM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Kramer sees a billboard for the Strain on FX while driving and accidentally kills Sue Ellen Mischke. #Seinfeld

Theodore Bressman@Waffles1776

Kramer sees a billboard for the Strain on FX while driving and accidentally kills Sue Ellen Mischke. #Seinfeld

9:36 PM - 23 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Strain has a billboard with a worm coming out of an eye. I'll never watch The Strain. This has been some #Negative #Social #Media #Buzz

Joseph Scrimshaw@JosephScrimshaw

The Strain has a billboard with a worm coming out of an eye. I'll never watch The Strain. This has been some #Negative #Social #Media #Buzz

5:50 PM - 22 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Seriously, The Strain? I have to look at your disgusting eyeball billboard when I drive? Are you trying to make me crash and die?

Kirsten Smith@KiwiLovesYou

Seriously, The Strain? I have to look at your disgusting eyeball billboard when I drive? Are you trying to make me crash and die?

12:23 PM - 22 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hey billboard for "The Strain" - I'm trying to eat a sandwich over here.

Andrew Kishino@big_kish

Hey billboard for "The Strain" - I'm trying to eat a sandwich over here.

12:10 PM - 22 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Just saw a billboard for THE STRAIN that will haunt me for eternity. #eyeworm

Emily Happe@emilyhappe

Just saw a billboard for THE STRAIN that will haunt me for eternity. #eyeworm

12:03 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@hollyrandall @AaliyahLove69 I agree. I don't want to watch The Strain after seeing that billboard! #TakeItOff #NobodyWantsToSeeThat

Robert@THERobertL

@hollyrandall @AaliyahLove69 I agree. I don't want to watch The Strain after seeing that billboard! #TakeItOff #NobodyWantsToSeeThat

1:33 PM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Listen, "The Strain" billboard, with your worm-coming-out-the-eyeball... Stop ruining EVERY MORNING.

Sian Heder@sianheder

Listen, "The Strain" billboard, with your worm-coming-out-the-eyeball... Stop ruining EVERY MORNING.

10:47 AM - 26 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A representative for FX informed BuzzFeed that the network is "in the process of replacing the key art for The Strain on outdoor media in several locations." When asked for details — how many locations? in New York also? — the representative did not respond immediately.

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