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Topic # 195655 28-Apr-2016 17:44
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As below , Whats your take on this whole wicked campers situation.

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/79413244/chief-censor-backs-ban-on-offensive-wicked-campers-designs





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  Reply # 1543542 28-Apr-2016 17:46
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So far I haven't been offended and have been amused.

In fact, I'm more offended we have someone called a Chief Censor in the 21st century.





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  Reply # 1543551 28-Apr-2016 18:08
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i find some really offensive towards woman and are not needed, some are funny but then i hate censorship but i also dont think that you shouldn't  have to explain to children what some of them mean when you pass them on the open road. Not sure what you can do.





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  Reply # 1543552 28-Apr-2016 18:10
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Good about time




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  Reply # 1543556 28-Apr-2016 18:14
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"Three of Wicked Campers' most offensive vehicles have been banned from New Zealand's roads, following a landmark ruling."

 

Which three, specifically? I find the Snow White one quite funny, but each to their own.


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  Reply # 1543559 28-Apr-2016 18:32
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DarthKermit:

 

"Three of Wicked Campers' most offensive vehicles have been banned from New Zealand's roads, following a landmark ruling."

 

Which three, specifically? I find the Snow White one quite funny, but each to their own.

 

 

Which Snow White one? The one in the photo in the article amuses me - I'm even more amused to think kids might know it's supposed to represent cocaine use. I didn't twig to that! 

 

"In its ruling, the Classification Office says the "size and colourful nature" of the images on the vans - including a depiction of Snow White using cocaine - means they would attract the attention of children and young teenagers.

 

Drug use as promoted on the vans would have "serious short and long term harmful impacts on the psychological and physical health of children", the ruling said."

 

I find that last statement to be really OTT.

 

However, I'm all for the ban on three designs. It won't make Wicked clean up their act though so I'm not sure it achieves much. Most of the Wicked campers I've seen (in Australia - I'm not sure if they are similar or not as bad in NZ) are offensive. It's never okay to parade derogatory, sexist, slogans on public streets. I wouldn't mind an outright ban on all their vehicles until they were all cleaned up. 


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  Reply # 1543560 28-Apr-2016 18:36
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I would have thought this is a matter for the advertising standards authority rather than a censor.

Some examples of the phrases used. Warning: they are disgusting:

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11602419

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  Reply # 1543562 28-Apr-2016 18:39
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I'm still wondering if the slogans had been aimed at men, whether there would have been any complaints at all.






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  Reply # 1543564 28-Apr-2016 18:40
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Geektastic:

I'm still wondering if the slogans had been aimed at men, whether there would have been any complaints at all.


Yeah I think so. They would be equally as disgusting and violent that way no question.

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  Reply # 1543565 28-Apr-2016 18:41
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Geektastic:

 

I'm still wondering if the slogans had been aimed at men, whether there would have been any complaints at all.

 

 

As long as it was white men only and not any other kinds of men, you'd be correct. wink


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  Reply # 1543566 28-Apr-2016 18:42
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Geektastic:

I'm still wondering if the slogans had been aimed at men, whether there would have been any complaints at all.



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  Reply # 1543572 28-Apr-2016 18:51
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Geektastic:

 

I'm still wondering if the slogans had been aimed at men, whether there would have been any complaints at all.

 

 

There may have been more. We're all used to hearing derogatory comments made about women and, hate to say it, we are so used to it that it's tolerated - up to a point. Wicked isn't new. Their slogans aren't new. They pushed and pushed and got away with it until eventually they crossed the line. Similar sexist comments about men would have attracted notice and comment from the start. At least, I like to think so. I'd complain about such slogans targeted at men. I am not inclined to complain when women are targeted because, well, it tends to cause more problems. 


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  Reply # 1543573 28-Apr-2016 18:52
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My take? The Internet has made the office of the censor so irrelevant and last century that he is desperately looking for ways to keep his job. I don't think the Wicked slogans are particularly witty and they are certainly in bad taste. So what else is new? Nothing to see here, move on.

 

 





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  Reply # 1543576 28-Apr-2016 18:58
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gzt:
Geektastic:

 

I'm still wondering if the slogans had been aimed at men, whether there would have been any complaints at all.

 


Yeah I think so. They would be equally as disgusting and violent that way no question.

 

 

 

Clearly a matter of opinion, since I find them neither disgusting nor violent. If someone painted "Fat blokes are harder to kidnap" on the side of a camper, I think it accurate to say I might chuckle but certainly I would not be offended.






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  Reply # 1543579 28-Apr-2016 19:04
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Apparently it is operated from out of Australia and Ozzie owned. Do they have them on their roads in Oz?


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  Reply # 1543583 28-Apr-2016 19:16
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I dont think the ban goes far enough.

 

All campervans should be banned. And caravans and horse-floats. :)

 

 

 

But common-sense aside, the slogans are derogatory to women, but also don't show men in a particularly good light either. So I'm surprised that men aren't generally more against them.





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