Friday, 15 January 2010

Coming Soon


Following on nicely from my last post, look what your friendly neighbourhood Department for Children Schools and Families has lined up next for your TV ad breaks. Yes, it's scaremongering using chiiildren ... again.




15 comments:

TheBigYin said...

you wouldn't believe it if you didn't see it with your own eyes! Now their saying drinkers are potential rapists of children. How do they get away with this?

John R said...

Oh FFS!! GE soon - PLEASE!!

Mark Wadsworth said...

I think the fat lad on the bed should be saying "In four years, I will be bullying younger kids into drinking alcohol" and the little West Indian lass should be saying "I can't resist a bad boy, so the idea of being offered drugs in exchange for sex is somehow quite appealing".

Mrs R said...

Good grief!

I do hope those children were proper actors rather than ordinary kids whose parents thought it was a good idea to get them into an advert.

Witterings From Witney said...

DP Brilliant find! I have nicked the video (trust you don't mind) as this is disgraceful (one or two 'l's - fuck it who cares)!

And the government castigates the 'abuse' of children?????!!!!!

timmbone said...

I am getting more and more dumfounded, confused, with overwhelming feelings of disbelief. These geniuses behind these adverts, do they really belive that the vast majority of parents do not speak to their children about alcohol, about it's potential? I grew up fully aware of alcohol - alright, dad was a pub landlord haha. No seriously, I made damn sure that my own kids knew all about how alcohol could affect you, they saw me pissed loads of times.

No, joking aside, I would have said that the small amount of parents who do not speak to their kids about life and it's consequences don't communicate with their kids anyway, and adverts like this would communicate as much as a Chinaman asking for chopsticks in a roadside truckstop in Alabama in his own language.

Angry Exile said...

Okay, it's bad... but it could be worse. I do kind of understand what they're trying to say here: that along with all the other facts of life conversation you put your name down for when you become a parent - sex, no such things as Santa, why politicians are untrustworthy shites, etc - at some stage there's one about grog. We have one here as well (one of several that I've been looking for on the web for ages so I can blog about them, but with no joy). In itself that's not a bad thing, but the offensive nannying tone and the 'think of the chiiiiiiiildren' theme is enough to make drown the Minister for Health in a vat of Tesco Value Lager. Actually that's Andy Burnham at the moment, isn't it? He'd probably want drowning in Value Lager even before the advert.

Dick Puddlecote said...

First sighting, Dave channel at 00:15 (first available slot). Prepare for wall-to-wall coverage.

BTS said...

I've already seen it twice this evening and am still perplexed as to why the speccy ginger bird thinks anyone is going to want to shag her in a few years. I wouldn't even touch her now..

Furor Teutonicus said...

Mrs R said...

Good grief!

I do hope those children were proper actors rather than ordinary kids whose parents thought it was a good idea to get them into an advert.


What's the difference?

Manu said...

Um - so on the one hand we have the Chief Medical Officer mouthing off recently about how parents should not be talking to their children about alcohol (or - the horror! introducing them to it in a sensible, positive manner), only now for the Government to be telling us to lecture them even earlier about the same topic - except now from a wholly negative perspective. How exactly does that work?

Mrs R said...

@ Furor Teutonicus

True -ish.

Hopefully actors and actresses, even little ones, realise they're playing a part (acting) and are getting paid for saying words written by other people, whereas the others might think it's a prediction, a self-fulfilling prophecy sort of thing.

How does using children in this sort of advertising fit in with the zillions of child protection rules?

thespecialone said...

I saw this last night and thought 'not again, more brainwashing nonsense and nannying. FFS let parents parent. It is the job of the state when the parents/families are incapable.

Furor Teutonicus said...

Mrs R said...

How does using children in this sort of advertising fit in with the zillions of child protection rules?


Perhaps some one could bring me up to date, but they have (DID??) ban using children in adverts in Italy.

Perhaps some childrens group NOT in the pay of the "Government" could take them to court under the "case law" rules, now every one in Europe is meant to be under the same repression that they laughingly call an "E.U Government".

Anonymous said...

Sanctimonious nagverts.