Friday, August 31, 2012

Spooky billboard brings one complaint so down it comes!

PC bullshit--- What else can I say. Spookers is a ‘horror’ theme park in South Auckland. It is very popular and some even say there is ‘more there than meets the eye.’ I don’t know about that but what I do know is that the company has had a billboard in Parnell for a few months and it caused no problem. It is sort of graphic but how would it get the point across if it didn’t. It was even R16 but I don’t know if that was just a harmless ploy to get people to read it.
It seems that one [person found the billboard so offensive that they could not drive down the road and that it upset kids. If that was true, how is it that we have not had more complaints?
Let’s wrap our kids up in cotton wool. Hell, I’m not talking about stopping kids’ from climbing tress here, just a picture on a billboard. I am sure that comics and cartoons on Disney Channel are probably just as graphic.
Why is it that the Complaints Authority upheld the complaint? Why are we allowing such a wimpy response? I feel for the kids in the family of the complainant’s family. They must live a boring life, shielded from all potential harm, mollycoddled to the extreme. Of course I don’t know that. They may be just a normal family with values that they hold true.
 But come on--- give us a break. They will be banning KFC adverts soon because the chickens get eaten!