Backlash ends sexpo plans

Taranaki Daily News 15/09/2009

Boobs on Bikes and the Erotica Lifestyles Expo are not coming to New Plymouth this year following a public backlash. “It was going to happen but with all the controversy we’ve been copping and all the negatives from everywhere, it’s not happening now,” Erotica’s owner and porn mogul Steve Crow said from Auckland yesterday.

…When contacted by the Taranaki Daily News yesterday, Mr Crow admitted that the expo, which would have been at Te Ara, included strip shows. However, recent bad publicity and a public backlash from New Plymouth people have caused him to pull the pin. “I just think it’s going to backfire if we do,” Mr Crow said. And, as a result, the expo’s associated controversial street parade, Boobs on Bikes, would also no longer be staged, Mr Crow said.