According to our partners at KKCO, artist Paul Snover was paid $500 to create the artwork. He says it was commissioned by someone who wished to remain anonymous.
Snover says he put his name on the artwork because it's an expression of free speech.
KKCO says the person who paid for the billboard, which is located at Melody Lane and Interstate 70B, doesn't care for what President Obama is doing for the country.
A local Tea Party group planned to rally at the billboard on Friday, but when they got there it had already been pulled.
Several groups reacted strongly to the content of the billboard on Friday.
"While we do not condone threats of violence of any kind against anyone, we are pleased that the billboard has come down. The type of rhetoric it articulated has real consequences. With national attention focused on the devastating impact of bullying and harassment in our schools, adults should be setting the example, not fueling the fire. Hateful, irresponsible messages like these only serve to perpetuate stereotypes and harassment against our friends and neighbors. They do not unite a community," Brad Clark, executive director of One Colorado, said in a news release.
Jessie Ulibarri, state director for Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, said in a statement, "Spewing hate behind a veil of secrecy and money allows discrimination and violence against immigrants and LGBT people to fester. Coloradans are tired of divisive politics, and we need to focus on the real issues facing our state, rather than creating false scapegoats for the ills of the world."
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