HOA tells cancer survivor to remove pink ribbon inside home

HOA Tells Cancer Survivor to Remove Pink Ribbon Inside Home
HOA Tells Cancer Survivor to Remove Pink Ribbon Inside Home

One South Florida woman was told by her homeowners' association to remove a large pink breast cancer ribbon she has taped up inside her house.

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Linda Karp spoke with "Fox & Friends" anchor Elisabeth Hasselbeck about what her homeowners' association has been saying.

'I haven't heard directly from them other than their bullying when they're walking past my house now this week. But my ribbon still stands. It's still in my doorway, and it will remain there.'

Karp, who beat breast cancer 16 years ago, has rented a villa in the Regent Park complex in Naples, Florida, for the past three years.

The Washington Times reports her homeowner's association notified Karp last Thursday that her pink ribbon was violating the rules set out by the association, which states residents can't place any sign, advertisement or poster on any part of their property.

WFTX reports the homeowners' association refused to be interviewed, but gave a reporter a copy of the rules. Under the signs section, the rules read:

'In order to maintain an attractive community no sign, advertisement or poster shall be exhibited, displayed, inscribed, painted or affixed in, on or upon any part of the properties by an owner or occupant.'

Karp told the station, 'I'm not offending anybody with it. My neighbors are all supportive of breast cancer. I don't know why they're not.'

WFTX says a letter it received from Regent Park says it's considering legal action against Karp if she refuses to remove her ribbon. Karp has reached out to the Susan G. Komen foundation for support in this matter.