The rear of the Wicked camper van being used by French travellers Max Bartra and Pierre
The rear of the Wicked camper van being used by French travellers Max Bartra and Pierre "Kermit" Graveleau Photo Megan Kinninment / Northern Star Megan Kinninment

"Offensive" slogans aren't funny: Our readers slam Wicked

"GOOD on you grandpa", it is offensive and we don't like seeing the "trash" painted on Wicked cars. 

That's the message from our readers, who have applauded Byron Bay grandfather Paul McCarthy for spray painting over an offensive message on a Wicked car.

He objected to the slogan - "a bl#w job a day beats an apple" - and it seems he's hit a nerve.

We posted our story to The Fraser Coast Chronicle's Facebook page and Mr McCarthy was cheered for his actions.

Melanie Garland doesn't blame Mr McCarthy.

"If I had the guts to do it I would but unfortunatley Im too much of a scaredy cat," Melanie said.

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"There are so many of the slogans I would spray over, I see them all the time in the carpark of my workplace."

Matthew Ramsay said a couple of years ago there was an up roar over wicked and their graphics.

"The owner said if you find it offensive to paint over it from memory," Matthew said. 

Josh Baumann said at the end of the day it's vandalism of someone else's property.

"Brain snap or not...could you imagine if we all took matters into our own hands due to 'brain snaps'? I personally don't take offence to it at all but there are right and wrong ways to go about things," he said. 

TOO FAR: Another van spotted at Main Beach car park
TOO FAR: Another van spotted at Main Beach car park

Jade Bridge hates her kids reading the offensive slogans.

"Not quite sure how they continue to get away with it," she said. 

Millisa Solly doesn't think the company should be able to hire out vehicles with this kind of 'trash' painted on them.  I don't think that the company should be able to hire out vehicles with that kind of trash painted on it.

Kirsten Gould said "good on you Grandpa."

"Billboards and all other advertising has to stay within certain boundaries of decency so why not Wicked? It shames Australia," she said. 


Debbie Simpson doesn't blame him.  

"I thought Wicked were told to remove this sort of thing a while back. IT IS OFFENSIVE!"

Kesaia Saumaki bucked the trend saying she loves the slogans on the wicked cars.

"Think people need to be a little less sensitive," she said. 

Karen Baker  said "Good on him."

"These slogans shouldn't be allowed," she said. 

Peter Doré would like to give the man a well done award.
 



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