Walking Festival banner crudely defaced prompts mixed reaction
Thousands of people have commented on the defaced events banner in Bradford on Avon, sparking a massive debate on whether it is crude or simply hilarious. This comes after Wiltshire Live reported on the crude joke made by vandals after a graffitied event banner in Bradford-on-Avon emerged online on Saturday (August 27). The banner for Bradford-on-Avon’s annual Walking Festival was sullied, as shown in the photograph, now suggesting the festival is of a very different kind.
Many have said that the vandalism was the best free advertisement that the organisers of the Walking Festival could have hoped for, and that doubtless their banner has reached a much wider audience now. READ MORE: Crude joke as event banner vandalised in Bradford-on-Avon Among the long list of good-humoured responses, was Geoff Bennett’s comment: “This is a very, very rare example of where vandalism is transformed into comic genius.”
This was a feeling echoed from one commentator to another, with messages like: “Haha, class. I don’t care that it’s immature and crude. It’s hilarious.
I bet the people who did that have been giggling ever since.” Krishnakali Sinha wrote: “At least the humour has not disappeared amidst the cost of living crisis. Keep up the good spirit.”
One Facebook user, Gill Mewett said she was surprised the organisers didn’t see it coming when they put it up. Although, a few dozen others have shared their good humour on the crude message now plastered on the local events banner – a vast majority too explicit to mention, some residents have not taken the joke too well. Concerned commentator Robert Dicati said: “Very immature.
As for the people of Bradford on Avon and the festival, I hope they pull it off without issue.” According to some commentators, the photograph of the vandalism has gone viral since emerging on Saturday morning (August 27), with reports of the image being sent across Europe. The town’s Walking Festival event, due to commence on the first weekend of September, is a particularly popular long-standing festival within the district, which sees countless assemble for a walk in the beautiful countryside.
Wiltshire Live has approached the Bradford-on-Avon Walking Festival team for comment.
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