MO woman calls “WH0R” license plate offensive

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A Missouri woman is upset about a license plate she was issued last week.

It reads WHOR8X. Deb Levy told Fox 2 it looks like an “offensive” word used to demean woman.

“Who would want to drive around with that word on the back of their car?” she said.

While it is missing an “e,” Deb said most people who look at it see a dirty word.

Levy said when she complained she was told she would have to pay $17 if she wanted a new combination of numbers and letters.

“It is not about the money, but when I showed it to them they said it just said who,” Levy said. “Can you spell!”

After Fox 2 called the Missouri Department of Revenue Thursday and officials agreed to give her a new plate for free.

“Channel 2 news had to make this happen,” Levy said.

Levy said she is happy to be getting a new plate, but until she gets it she is driving with her old expired plate.

“I won’t put that offensive plate on my car,” she said. “My daughter drives this car.”