'Cheater' car outside Harrods is (probably) a publicity stunt

Photos of spray-painted vehicle went viral but may be publicity stunt for American TV show

Gabriel Samuels
Thursday 05 May 2016 16:30
comments
The mysterious car appeared outside Harrods department store yesterday morning
The mysterious car appeared outside Harrods department store yesterday morning

A car publicly vandalised by a spurned wife or girlfriend outside Harrods in London is likely to be a PR stunt.

The white Range Rover Revere was spotted outside in Knightsbridge and photographs of its unusual paintwork quickly filled social media.

The words ‘CHEATER’, ‘IT’S OVER’ and ‘HOPE SHE WAS WORTH IT’ were daubed in red paint over the body of the vehicle.

The car was seen making its way through Belgravia in the early hours before a man in a white T-shirt parked it outside the department store and walked off.

Many people claim the car was left there to promote a Bravo TV show

However, it seems likely that the paint job is actually a publicity stunt for a new television show.

Exactly the same stunt was pulled in downtown New York in March last year and the photographs went viral on social media.

The images showed the same white Range Rover with words painted in red being towed through the Big Apple on the back of a truck.

Eagle-eyed tweeters spotted that a similar stunt was pulled in New York in March 2015

In December 2014, the TV channel Bravo pulled a very similar trick by towing a selection of graffitied Porche 911 cars around Manhattan to promote their scripted show ‘Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce’.

It is unclear whether the channel is involved in the new stunt although Frank PR founder Andrew Bloch appeared to confirm the link on Twitter.

In China, daubing the vehicle of a cheating partner is not usual: in January a man’s car was sprayed with the word ‘mistress’ on all four sides by his furious wife.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments