Wicked Campers are notorious for their sexually explicit slogans and imagery, even advocating rape and murder.
Ad Standards has upheld complaints against Wicked Campers' slogans and imagery more than 80 times; but with no power to enforce rulings and no penalties, the company ignores every notice.
Not even a petition signed by 126,000 people initiated by an 11 year old - upset by a slogan referring to girls as ‘sluts’ - could get Wicked to change its ways.
Since then, Tasmania, ACT and Queensland have passed laws to deregister Wicked Campers' vehicles if they don't abide Ad Standards Rulings.
We are calling on MPs to enact similar legislation in other states - Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.
This will close the loophole that allows de-registered Wicked Campers to cross the border and re-register in other states.
Together we can get this done - Sign the petition today
According to Mumbrella infamous car rental company Wicked Campers has had one of its ads banned yet again for using an “insensitive” and “inappropriate” slogan, “Girl sits on judges lap and gets a honorable [sic] discharge”.
It’s that time of year again. Every year in the lead up to Christmas, we release our annual blacklist of corporate offenders who have objectified women and sexualised girls throughout the year.
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We're pleased to report that after years of campaigning against Wicked Campers for their sexist and anti-women slogans and imagery, Tasmania's Legislative Council has voted to deregister offending vehicles.Read more
Wicked Campers' vans with banned slogans will not be able to be registered in the Northern Territory and pressure is on for other jurisdictions to follow suit.
The QLD government released a statement yesterday to announce that commercial operators who refuse to remove offensive slogans from their vehicles will have their registrations cancelled under new laws coming into force next month.
“With this legislation, vehicles registered in Queensland displaying sexist, obscene or otherwise offensive advertising may face having their registration cancelled,” Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said.
“This strikes the right balance between firm and fair - if the Advertising Standards Board (the Board) determines that an ad on a Queensland registered vehicle needs to be removed or modified, the registration holder will have a chance to make those changes.
“If those changes aren’t made, the registration of the offending vehicle will be cancelled, simple as that.
“Rather than ignore Board determinations, as has sometimes been the case in the past, registered operators now have a good reason to make the required changes and fall in line with community expectations.”Read more
With your support, Collective Shout has continued to challenge sexploitation at every level during 2016. It is because of our supporters all over the country (and overseas) that our collective voice and impact continues to grow so thank you and here's to keeping up the fight in 2017!
It's that time of year again, already! As Christmas approaches, retailers are kicking it up a notch competing for your business, and Collective Shout releases our annual blacklist of corporate offenders who have sexualised girls and objectified women throughout the year. These companies do not respect women, they have not changed their ways, and they don't deserve your money.
You can speak with your wallet and show these companies that sexually exploiting women and girls is bad for business.
Below is our boycott list for 2016:Read more
For years Wicked Campers have been breaching the advertising code of ethics with the Advertising Standards Board powerless to do anything about it. Each time a complaint is made to the ASB, Wicked Campers do not respond. Each time a complaint is upheld, Wicked Campers refuses to take action and have the slogan painted over.
Collective Shout wrote to the Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield earlier this year highlighting the failures of the current system. In his reply he claimed that the self regulatory system that is currently in place is working.Read more