Warning – contains offensive material
Media Release 1 Sep 2011
Family First NZ says that the Wellington City Council has both a moral and legal obligation to demand that a brothel owner remove an offensive brothel sign which is offending local families.
“The sign ‘Cum & get yours’ is offensive to most people and under the Wellington City Council bylaws, they should respond to the concerns of local businesses and families and have it removed,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.
“The Council’s bylaws for advertising for commercial sex premises clearly state that they must take in to account offensive signs which imply sexual activity and consider the extent to which they are offensive.”
“The response of Council has been that they are only responsible for the size and location of the sign. They are wrong, and they should act on the complaints about this particular sign.”
“Families should not be confronted by offensive public signage, and the Wellington City Council should front up and act in the best interests of families, rather than hide behind an incorrect interpretation of their own bylaws,” says Mr McCoskrie.
Family First is calling for G-rated billboards and public advertising nationwide to protect children and families from adult-rated and potentially offensive messages.