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Wicked Campers in hot water with New Zealand police

Wicked Campers came under fire for taboo marketing slogans.
Wicked Camper van. Image by travelwayoflife / CC BY-SA 2.0

New Zealand police have contacted Wicked Camper rental vans about one of its vans seeming to endorse and encourage the use of class A drugs with a picture of Snow White smoking a crack pipe and the words: ‘Crack enjoy’ painted on the side of the van. Police have taken exception to the graphic, saying this is an ‘illegal drug that causes significant harm to the lives of members of our community and their families’. Wicked Campers were subject to complaints in Australia earlier this year over misogynist slogans making light of rape and domestic violence. Read more: stuff.co.nz

Tasmin Waby