Wicked Campers are currently under a bit of strife.
Long have their vans, emblazoned with slogans like “If you woke up with a sore arse and $100 in your pocket, would you tell anyone?”, “I can already imagine the gaffa tape on your mouth”, and “In every princess there is a little slut who wants to try it just once…” attracted wide-spread hatred. I know. I couldn’t believe it either.
But recently Splendour in the Grass announced they have zero time for Wicked Vans with sexist slogans, and yesterday the Byron Shire Council passed a suite of motions to ban the vans in caravan parks, and may even approach the State Government to take action.
Time will tell if they are successful. But if Wicked Campers were looking for a little support other than from the Lynx-soaked neckbeards who hire their vans, they found it in Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm.
Speaking to the ABC this morning, Leyonhjelm said he thought they were pretty damn funny, and anyone who didn’t think so was a real “wowserish” type of person.
So to highlight just how weird and gross that stance is, here’s what Leyonhjelm said, word for word, with some of Wicked Camper’s ‘funnier’ vans.
Senator Leyonhjelm: “They make some very funny statements, which obviously have sexual connotations.”
Senator Leyonhjelm: “But surprise, surprise sexual connotations are part of life.”
Senator Leyonhjelm: “You need to be a particularly wowserish type of person to not find them funny.”
Senator Leyonhjelm: “If you want to take offence that’s your choice and you’ve got to remember it’s a choice and other people make different choices.”
Senator Leyonhjelm: “Most of the statements I’ve read from the vans are able to be interpreted in a couple of ways and they require a degree of sophistication to know what they’re getting at.”
I, for one, am screaming.