I can already imagine the gaffa tape on your mouth

This is a Canberra Worst From John M, but we have had Wicked on before (although for the life of me I can’t find the post). Usually the vans are decorated to fall just on the dumbarse side of offensive, but surely someone would have paused before painting this one?  I feel a little uncomfortable just looking at it. Can this really fit within advertising guidelines? Fucking hilarious.

wickedA more down to earth vehicle slogan from Sian in Perth. Rangas are really copping it these days aren’t they? What happened to blonde bashing?


About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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16 Responses to I can already imagine the gaffa tape on your mouth

  1. Grrr says:

    Gaffa tape?

    I’m far from a bleeding heart, leftie, pinko pro-feminist pro-abortionist whatever….. but even I am appalled.

    It might be a Canberra worst, but that’s a WA numberplate.

    This looks like a job for Howard Sattler!


  2. Sound’s like you’re ranga compliant though.


  3. Rolly says:

    The Gaffa tape just about wraps up a certain sick attitude prevalent in the sexism stakes, though it *may* have been a more innocent reference to the reactions that these vans elicit.

    I love rangas.
    Whenever I get the opportunity.


  4. stu says:

    Two Rangas in the Aussie Cricket Test side as well (Siddle and McDonald), perhaps this is the year of the Ranga. Zoiks!!


  5. From the advertising standards bureau re: Wicked.

    “Save a whale. Harpoon a Jap.”
    A sample of comments which the complainant/s made regarding this advertisement included the

    First of all, I am dismayed to hear that the racist nature of this slogan is even being questioned.
    Secondly, and more worrying, not only is this racial vilification but there are people who could
    take “Harpoon a Jap” literally.”


  6. skink says:

    ‘Ranga’ is no longer acceptable.

    the preferred nomenclature, sanctioned by the Macquarie Dictionary, is ‘Fanta Pants’



  7. Rolly says:

    I love the taste of Fanta, too.
    Given half a chance ;)


  8. Rolly says:

    David Cohen Said:

    “Men are beasts.”


    Given half a chance 8D


  9. Bento says:

    Rolly – seems odd that an out & proud ranga-fancier chooses to live in Swanbourne. I wouldn’t expect many rangas get about in your area, what with the sun and all.


  10. Rolly says:

    Wrong suburb, Bento.
    Till coastal but a little further North.

    Remember, though, that one can’t always have what one fancies. ;)
    Freedom of choice is MYTH, I tell you. A Myth!!!!


  11. Rolly says:

    Read…”still coastal…”.


  12. Ljuke says:

    Shouldn’t it say “or the rangas”?


  13. Bento says:

    Or is it ‘nor the rangas’?


  14. Snuff says:

    Here it is, TLA.

    p.s. Eat the whales, save the pylon.


  15. skink says:

    regarding Ranga bashing – Gary Ashead is copping a pasting for a comment he made in Inside Cover yesterday

    writing about the bloke that smashed a Multanova, he described him as ‘smacking it like a red-headed stepchild’

    cue outraged letters from furious ginger whingers and a sheepish retraction in today’s Inside Cover (edited today by Tiffany Fox , which sounds like a pornstar pseudonym)


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