Vandals have defaced a road sign in homage to the trendy breakfast choice that’s favoured by Australian millennials.
The sign 13km outside of the Victorian town of Avoca recently had some additions made to it to honour the smashed avocado.
A picture of the amended sign on the Sunraysia Highway, exactly 191km from Melbourne, has drawn a lot of attention on social media.
Vandals defaced a road sign in Victoria so it pays homage to the trendy breakfast choice favoured by many Australian millennials
The sign outside of the town of Avoca in Victoria recently had some additions made to honour the smashed avocado
The creative vandal added letters to turn Avoca into ‘Avocado’. The sign now reads ‘Smashed Avocado $13’ after the graffiti artist also added ‘smashed’ and a dollar sign.
Amused Australians called for VicRoads to keep the sign as a tourist attraction reflecting on the country’s love for the dish.
Some reflected the $13 price tag was a bit of a bargain with many cafes charging closer to $18 for the popular breakfast in Melbourne.
The comical changes tickled columnist Bernard Salt, who in 2016 infamously referred to smashed avocado as a reason behind why many millennials are struggling to afford a home.
The comical changes tickled columnist Bernard Salt (pictured), who in 2016 infamously caused a stir by saying smashed avo is the reason millennials struggle to afford property
He then joked about the furore created by his 2016 column on Odd Socks Day in 2017 which raises awareness for mental health issues
He shared the picture on Twitter saying: ‘No, it wasn’t me. But I must say I very much admire their handiwork.
‘Don’t let VicRoads clean this up. This is a brilliant piece of Aussie graffiti. Clever. Topical. Tourists will line up for a selfie with this sign.’
A year after his controversial column, Salt penned another one for The Australian in which he defended his original piece, claiming it had been misinterpreted after it went viral.
But it is not the first time the sign has been vandalised – letters were added to the end of Avoca in 2016
But it is not the first time the sign has been vandalised.
In 2016, during the avo crisis debate created by Salt’s column, the road sign had the letters added to turn Avoca into Avocado but the latest change has gone a step further.
One Twitter user questioned whether the picture had been faked on photoshop as one driver claimed it was untouched when they drove past at 4pm on Sunday.
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The picture started to be shared around on Sunday night.
Another simply commented on it saying: ‘Straya.’
Daily Mail Australia has asked VicRoads to comment on whether it will be keeping the graffiti in place.