Streisand Effect Strikes Again

A buddy sent this story to me. I found the story on Fox. Don’t like my flag? Wait til you see my boat. I hope his complaining neighbors have a good view of the boat from every room in their house.

The owner of the boat is a Cuban by the name of Carlos Gavidia. He had put a Trump flag on his dock and the people across the canal from his house complained to the club.

Apparently their community has a rule that you cant hang political signs on your property. He was told to take the flag down.

The guy got pissed and sent his boat to get wrapped and officially named the boat Trump.

This was a video of him bringing the boat home after getting it wrapped.

The Streisand Effect is named after the singer. Wikipedia, the lazy man’s reference supplies the following definition.

The Streisand effect is a social phenomenon that occurs when an attempt to hide, remove, or censor information has the unintended consequence of further publicizing that information, often via the Internet. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt to suppress photographs of her residence in Malibu, California inadvertently drew further attention to it in 2003.[1]

Attempts to suppress information are often made through cease-and-desist letters, but instead of being suppressed, the information receives extensive publicity, as well as media extensions such as videos and spoof songs, which can be mirrored on the Internet or distributed on file-sharing networks.[2][3]

The Streisand effect is an example of psychological reactance, wherein once people are aware that some information is being kept from them, they are significantly more motivated to access and spread that information.[4]

We’ll write a cease and desist letter…that will show him!