|Nobody actually likes photobombs, especially the residents of one charming English village.
For years, the quaint English countryside village of Bibury has served as a popular tourist destination for these eager to see the old-world 14th and 17th century cottages that line Arlington Row. The picturesque scene is something the English are very proud of. In fact, it’s even highlighted on the inside of the British passport and is considered one of the most photographed streets in the entire country.
But there’s one problem.
According to the BBC, an 82-year-old resident’s bright yellow Vauxhall Corsa is photobombing nearly every picture tourists try to take of the iconic setting, so much so that this little compact car has garnered a lot of negative attention — and even hate — online.
After hearing about the issue,the automaker released a brand new product to mask colorful Corsa hatchbacks in order to make them less visually disruptive. Enter the camouflage net.
Vauxhall’s cheeky press release described the brand new product in great detail, going on to say it was an “essential accessory,” that is both “quick and easy to operate” as well as “ideal for use in the countryside by tourists who want to park close to their destination.” The Corsa Camo-net is available for both three- and five-door models of the car, which is often painted in bright colors such as Flaming Yellow, Flame Red, Chili Orange, and Line Green.
The good news? Despite their disdain for the vehicle, disgruntled residents and even some visitors of the Gloucestershire village have been quick to leap to the defense of the vehicle’s owner, Peter Maddox. The retired dentist does not have a garage and therefore must park on the street, in plain view of those aiming for the perfect shot.
Francome Robinson, 71, has lived in of the village’s famous cottages for the past 23 years and was just one of many who came to Maddox’s defense. “Tourists should get a life. They must realize that we live here. These are our homes. Mr Maddox has every right to park there and there isn’t anywhere else he can park.”