Amy Winehouse Anti-Drug Poster Causes Controversy In Switzerland

Robbie Daw | August 8, 2011 9:57 am

News came just over two weeks ago that 27-year-old British singer Amy Winehouse had died, but already the Swiss political party Young SVP has created an online anti-drug ad featuring a rather unflattering photo of the “Rehab” Grammy winner. (Keep in mind that, so far, no cause of death has been officially determined.) “No – to the decriminalization of drugs,” reads the poster, according to The Sun. See the controversial ad below.

Amy Winehouse Switzerland Young SVP anti-drug ad poster
While media outlets such as NME and VIBE have chosen to tribute Winehouse with haunting black and white cover shots, Young SVP opted for an image where the singer appears to be intoxicated (or, at the very least, very angry-looking) while stepping out of a car for its anti-drug ad.

Gregory Logean, who is president of the political party in Unterwallis, Swizterland, issued the following statement:

“The death of Amy Winehouse put a sad reality before our eyes that other parties often forget — the harmful effects of drug consumption. It is not our methods which are shocking — it is reality. We are displaying a photo that the whole world already knows. Winehouse was known not only for her songs, but above all for her drug excesses.”

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