Celebrity Cruises has had the last word in the current political dispute over who has the right to use the capital letter X.
The Australian Sex Party told ABC News it would lodge an official complaint over a decision by independent senator Nick Xenophon to use the letter X as his logo on federal ballot papers in the coming election.
So who owns X? Everyone knows Celebrity Cruises has been using it for almost three decades, as shown in the picture.
After the Nick Xenophon Team said it would use the X symbol as the party’s logo, co-founder of the Australian Sex Party, Robbie Swan, pointed out that the letter X is also a universal symbol to describe pornographic material and is used by the Federal Government as part of its film classification scheme.
Swan says the Sex Party will lodge a complaint with the Australian Electoral Commission, on the grounds that voters could be “confused” between the two parties.
“X sounds like sex, X and sex,” Swan told ABC News.
Many might feel Xenophon has the right to use X because his surname starts with the letter.
And Celebrity Cruises can certainly lay claim to it. “Hey Nick Xenophon! X is our symbol – it’s been our logo for nearly 30 years,” Celebrity’s light-hearted Facebook post makes clear. There’s even a photo of an X-rated Celebrity funnel.
Written by Peter Needham