Lie To Your Kids!

Friday, 2 December 2005 at 5:00 am Pacific USA Time.

There is a commercial that really bothers me. You see a woman get out of her minivan with a brand new stuffed animal in it’s packaging. She takes it out and proceeds to abuse it basically. She rips the eye out, she runs over it a few times, and then she washes the van with it.

At that point, she has a germy and disgusting teddy bear. Would you give a bear that grimy to your child? In this commercial, she does. Not only that, she gives this bear to the child to TRICK the child into thinking that the Mom has found the original bear somebody lost. The child is happy to see her bear back.

The child doesn’t notice the bear has tire marks or smells like detergent (after being used to wash the car)? The child really thinks this is her bear? Why is the mother lying to the child? Why not just get her a new bear and talk to her about making that new bear all her own?

Why is this a commercial for the CAR? Why do parents lie to children and then act all surprised and shocked when their children lie to them? You reap what you sow. Teach your children honesty by being honest. And don’t buy the minivan that promotes lying to your kids!

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Categories: That's Bad Marketing

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