Seriously, Bicycle Queensland can go get fucked
After a recent survey finding that Queensland cyclists were terrified of local motorists, the PR-disaster is that is Anne (not-so) Savage of Bicycle Queensland came up with this little gem for the ages;
Where to start !? So many wrong wrong wrong concepts in one statement.
Oh, okay, let's unpack "Ride White". Obvs no-one at Bicycle Queensland read the news in 2017, because this campaign went soooo well for Nivea last year;
So thanks BQ, for associating cyclists with White Supremacist hate groups, like we don't have enough problems already. Good work !
"Fly the White Flag". Why stop there ? Why not suggest we all wear "The White Feather" ? Again, no students of history at BQ, or are there ? Are we just dealing with a bunch of white-shoe-wearing, Mango-eating, Toad-licking surrender monkeys ? Bah. A pox on the lot of you.
And the classiest move of all, the appropriation of the hashtag #WhiteHelmets ?
The White Helmets, officially known as Syria Civil Defence is a volunteer organisation that operates in parts of rebel-controlled Syria and in Turkey. The majority of their activity in Syria consists of urban search and rescue in response to bombing, medical evacuation, evacuation of civilians from danger areas, and essential service delivery. 159 White Helmets have been killed since the organisation's inception.
So yeah, steal the name of some of the bravest volunteers the human race has to offer for your shitty victim-blaming bike campaign. Anything other than demand better enforcement of road rules by our police forces and legal system.
Seriously Bicycle Queensland, rethink your life choices.