Leave Wicked Campervans alone: Senator David Leyonhjelm
POLITICIANS, both local and state are jumping on the bandwagon condemning the Wicked Camper slogans.
One politician, however, has taken a different tack.
Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm released a statement today saying 'councils and wowsers in northern NSW should leave Wicked campervans alone'.
"I understand that Wicked has toned down some of the statements on the back of their vans after they received complaints," he wrote.
"That's how free speech should work, not by legislation.
"Unfortunately, some media outlets are still showing some of the slogans they no longer use.
Senator Leyonhjelm said he was disturbed by reports of vandalism of the vans.
"Wicked is an Australian business that supports tourism and provides a service to backpackers," he said.
"This benefits people in towns around Australia.
"Anyone caught vandalising a van should be prosecuted - not encouraged by councillors.
"Personally, I find authoritarians disguised as hippies or feminists far more offensive than any slogan on the back of a van, but I don't seek to ban them."