It seems to me that the manufacturer should have some culpability here. They are putting products out into a world where they cannot help but be seen, and by extension, photographed.
If the manufacturer is unhappy that their product is being displayed in a manner that they do not condone, they should make their product more inconspicuous, or at least less recognizable.
Putting a string on the air freshner [sic] only encourages the end user to hang the device from their rear-view mirror. Had the manufacturer in fact, designed the device to be hidden, say in a vent, or under a seat, they wouldn't have to worry about images of their product being bandied about the web, willy-nilly.
The least they could do is print a camouflage pattern on their 'tree' I'm sure a certain demographic might even find that preferable to the current design.
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