A pizza joint in Launceston has made an extremely good-value addition to an anti-marriage equality billboard they found plastered up next to their business.
Wiseguise Pizza in Mowbray augmented the sign, which reads “It’s okay to say ‘no’“, with the immortal words, “to pineapple on pizza!” painted in very big letters on the side of their building.
Despite clearly taking the piss out of the “Vote No” sign, Wiseguise worker Ben Barwick said they weren’t trying to get all political.
We are painting the side of our building, not on the sign, and basically turning that into a bit of humour.
It’s a huge debate at the moment, obviously, everyone’s talking about whether pineapple should be on pizza or not.
Barwick followed his comments with an assertion that Wiseguise respected everyone’s opinions, and told the ABC, “We’re just here to make pizza“.
The managing director of the pizza joint, Alex Jones, said he reckoned the billboard might have had a bad impact on business.
We try not to have a political point of view as a business, so I think we’ve taken the stance away from it. I think this is a better solution to just the sign on its own.
It’s the Australian way, you know, to take an issue that’s got a lot of people divided at the moment and make it a little bit more light hearted.
The excellent sign edit follows an ongoing battle between the Yes and No campaigns that has seen the debate taken to the skies – first with a giant “VOTE NO” written in the sky over Sydney, and now with a GoFundMe campaign raising money to fly a giant rainbow flag through the clear blue.
This debate over basic human rights is tiring, dispiriting and depressing; regardless of whether Wiseguise is trying to get political or not, they’ve done us all a solid with some pizza-related piss-taking, and we salute them.Source: ABC