Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Toilet Paper harms children

A Christchurch mother is calling on Purex to change its advertising after her four-year-old son was mauled by a shar pei dog.
Apparently the advertisment led her child to believe the dog was a "cute, cuddly little thing". By this rationale we should also ban Disney's Lion King, The Jungle Book and Finding Nemo which feature 'cute and cuddly' sharks, lions and apes. Why stop there, let's get stuck into Telecom for using zoo animals, the National Bank and it's killer horses, heck, we may as well ban anything featuring anything which has ever caused harm to a person, all for the sake of parents of children who would rather television did their job of raising their children for them.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHEHEHEHHEEHHEHEHEHOHOHOHOHOHOHO!!! 

Posted by Ashley

Anonymous said...

This shouldn't surprise anyone. There is no such thing as personal responsibilty anymore, especially if one smells compensation (or free toilet paper). 

Posted by Ruth

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. it's about people supervising their kids AND their dogs.

Although... I had noticed that when some local shar peis arrive on the scene, they suck the fun out of any dogs already there. Something about them makes dogs nervous...

But anyway... kids will be kids & dogs will be dogs & people should keep an eye on them, especially when their paths intersect & not blame advertising companies for mishaps. 

Posted by llew

Anonymous said...

You forgot advertisements featuring Mike King - people might think it's safe to approach the guy.... 

Posted by llew

Anonymous said...

Cute & cuddly? I thought Purex chose the shar pei because it bears a
certain resemblance to human excrement.
Silly me. 

Posted by Joe W

Anonymous said...

Purex did not choose the shar pei because it was cute and cuddly.
Everyone knows that they chose to associate this breed with their product because of its remarkable resemblance to a well-formed human stool. 

Posted by Joe W

Anonymous said...

those suckers drool... 

Posted by llew

Anonymous said...

The proposed banning of all things potentially animal and dangerous made me snort, which scared my Chihuahua (cross). Who could possibly be the new Purex dog, complete with tissue mauling and snarling at the people wishing to use the toilet paper. I suspect this would scare the children adequately, so their parents no longer have to monitor their activities.:-) 

Posted by Paula

Anonymous said...

But the dog isn't even pictured with children in the ads! Stupid bloody woman. 

Posted by Xavier

Anonymous said...

I saw this story too and it made me MAD. Stoopid bloody parents thinking that banning something is the answer.

Either the mother didn't teach her kid not to assume dogs are safe to approach (the kid was 4, it's not out of the bounds of reason to instill a little fear/caution), or the kid ignored its mum. Either way, I don't see what Purex have got to do with it.

The real culprit is the newspaper however, for giving the stoopid cow the time of day. 

Posted by DC