How low can they go?

27/08/2009

What sort of idiot would think it was a good idea to put offensive slogans on baby clothes?

The Cotton On T-shirts and suits, which feature slogans including “I’m a tits man”, “the condom broke” and “they shake me”, went on sale in New Zealand last month.

Pressure from National Council of Women New Zealand and other lobby groups, including calls to boycot the company, perusauded the company to stop production ont he lines and withdraw items already on sale.

NCWNZ, which began a “Cotton Off Our Kids” campaign following the release of the line said the public outcry sent a clear message that the sexualisation of childhood would not be tolerated.

NCWNZ national president Elizabeth Bang said the current system of self-regulation meant retailers could push the boundaries of what was considered socially acceptable, only acting responsibly when cornered by public pressure.

Not just companies, but television presenters too. The issues was being discussed on Breakfast  and Paul Henry reckons it’s a “little bit funny”.

No Paul, brain damage which causes disability and may lead to death which is what happens when you shake a baby, is never even a little bit funny.


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