'Scream If You Wanna Go Faster''s sleeve shows the singer clinging to the back of a cadillac and whizzing along on rollerboots...
Safety campaigners have blasted the cover of GERI HALLIWELL‘s new album ‘SCREAM IF YOU WANNA GO FASTER’, which shows the singer clinging to the back of a cadillac and whizzing along on rollerboots.
A spokesperson for Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents told NME.COM that they were concerned that Geri‘s fanbase – predominately young girls – may attempt to copy the stunt.
The spokesperson said: “She does have a reasonably young target audience, and even with young teenagers, there is the worry that people see that and we will have a spate of copycat incidents. Years ago when [the 80’s film] ‘Back To The Future’ was big, we had loads of similar things happening, although it was skateboards, with people holding on to the back of vans like Michael J Fox [the movie’s star].” Copycat stunts resulted in serious injuries and fatalities at the time.
“We think anyone in a position such as Geri, whether they are a popstar or a footballer or whatever, have an obligation to ensure that they are sending out the right message,” the ROSPA spokesperson added.
“She was only recently in court for speeding and received a driving ban for that. It doesn’t seem that the road safety message has hit home.”
Geri‘s spokesperson said the cover was meant to be “a bright, fun image” and wasn’t meant to be taken seriously.
The album is released on May 14, preceded by the single from the ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ movie soundtrack, ‘It’s Raining Men’, on April 30.