It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Father's fury over children's 'pornographic' sweet wrappers

page: 1
0
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 07:34 AM
link   
Hello all,

Just found this:


A father-of-two has spoken of his disgust after spotting fruity cartoon characters appearing to have sex on SWEET wrappers. Simon Simpkins was buying Haribo MAOAM sour candies for his children when he noticed the 'pornographic' illustrations of limes, lemons and cherries romping with each other.


Source

Usually I'm totally against political correctness but I'm not sure what to think about this.

The image of the lime and lemon does look sexually suggestive to a degree.

Do you think Haribo has used this illustration on purpose or have they simply made a mistake?

Could they have possibly done it to make the sweets look "naughty" thus enticing more kids to buy them?

What do you guys think?

Oh forgot to mention, I absolutely love this part:


He told said: 'I demanded to see the shop manager and, during a heated exchange, my wife became quite distressed and had to sit down in the car park.'


Haha


[edit on 27/8/09 by Death_Kron]




posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 07:38 AM
link   
BAN THIS SICK FILTH...

As we all know SEX is dirty and should not be attempted by anyone.

Pfft...

As far as i was concerned lemons had no reproductive organs at all, thus rendering the outraged father's point null and void.

Guess he has nothing better to do.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 07:38 AM
link   
Those images are awesome.

It totally looks like what the father is claiming it looks like. Here's an idea, dont buy these for your kid if you dont like the wrapper.

If he's going to go off on anything with sexual innuendo he's got a lot of work ahead of him. Going after Disney alone would be a full-time job.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 07:45 AM
link   
Ha! That lime is a pimp! He scored a lemon and some cherries! Now, thats something worth talking about! I don't think its sucha bad thing.

What do you expect from society today? C'mon now! :shk:

I remember the "S E X" on the side of pepsi cans in the late 80's.

Now thats a hidden message. It was put there for a purpose.:w:



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 07:54 AM
link   

Ha! That lime is a pimp! He scored a lemon and some cherries!


Haha


I'll admit that Mr Simpkins is being a prude basically and over reacting. To have a full blown out argument with the shop keeper when it has nothing to do with him is out of order.

To state that his wife had to "sit down" because she was distressed is not only hilarious considering the subject matter but also ridiculous. They were arguing over a packet of sweets for god sake!

Calling the illustrations pornography is also outrageous.

I do think the first image is slightly sexually suggestible (although it wouldn't ever offend me) but yeah you guys are right, theyre only pictures of limes & lemons at the end of the day.

The lime picture is actually quite funny when you look at it!

[edit on 27/8/09 by Death_Kron]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 07:54 AM
link   
This is another one of these cases where the person who spotted is the one we should be worried about! .. nowhere in the pictures does it imply anything sexual or perverted, but he has made this up in his head... tbh thats the actual perversion here, not the wrappers... someone who can see anything as sexualy explicit when its not in the slightest is something to worry about!

btw, i love maoam! ill defend it to the hilt!



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 07:59 AM
link   
It probably wasn't the sex that got him, it was probably the "inter-fruit relationship"!


The guy is obviously a "fruitist" and he will never be happy until all limes and cherries have seperate but equal facilities, and all unapproved contact is banned!!

If I was a child (and according to my wife I qualify), I would see this as tickle torture or normal playing that any child would do!

Just to be sure, I have thoroughly inspected all the limes and cherries in my house, and I cannot find a single spot to molest in any way. I was quite disappointed! On the other hand, I have heard some kinky stories about gourds, and especially watermelons. Those things seem to be pretty freaky!!



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:07 AM
link   
The question really should be what was the childs dad doing stuffing this kids face full of sweets anyway?
Ironic the sweet wrapper shows fruits when REAL fruit tastes exactly the same and isnt full of fat and all the other crap they put in sweets to make kids fat and unhealthy.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:16 AM
link   
Wow, it's nice to know that someone out in the isn't concerned about the state of the world, all the wars, the famine, the economic collapse and the terror attacks that COULD happen at any minute and is genuinely considering our moral wellfare by arguing that a wrapper of a bag of sweets look 'pornographic'.

Oh the shame of Haribo, peddling filth cunningly diguised as sweets to subvert our childrens young and pliable minds.


Mr Simpkins, you truly are THE Saviour of the free world, now if you could simply point this vast moral standing of yours into something MORE PRODUCTIVE this world could be a better safer place as we'd all be wrapped up in cotton wool balls with blindfolds on. I bet your wife 'had to sit down in the carpark' from distress of watching YOU, having an unwinnable argument with the shop owner who has no say in the wrappers of his products, he's only there to sell them, if it offends you don't buy them you sad (SNIP) GET A REAL LIFE.

If I could get a couple of cherries to rub themselves over me I'd be a happy bunny as well....
...

I think I'll go into the sad m(SNIP) stage ( now called SIMPKINS RAGE ) and complain that the clouds are being racist by the majority of them being WHITE, Yeah I'd better go tell the papers that I'm DISGUSTED .


Mod Edit: Profanity/Circumvention Of Censors – Please Review This Link.


[edit on 27-8-2009 by DJDOHBOY]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:20 AM
link   
reply to post by DataWraith
 



I think I'll go into the sad (SNIP) stage ( now called SIMPKINS RAGE ) and complain that the clouds are being racist by the majority of them being WHITE, Yeah I'd better go tell the papers that I'm DISGUSTED .


Haha, that was brilliant


We have a new term ATS; Simpkins Rage!

Damn those racist clouds...


[edit on 27-8-2009 by DJDOHBOY]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:23 AM
link   
reply to post by DataWraith
 


Plus, the demographic for this candy is what



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:24 AM
link   
It may have been intentional by the sweets company?


maoam
1. To display strong feelings of affection for a person or object.

2. To snog the face off someone.
1. That guitar is maoam.

2. Away and maoam your skeg.
Urban Dictionary


How accurate that is, I don't know...

Hmmm...


The new face of MAOAM

From 2002 onwards, MAOAM products took on a new and even more attractive design. In order to give the MAOAM brand more appeal to its target group a unique comic-strip figure was created who symbolises the fun and crazy aspect of the brand.

The MAOAM man, an eye-catching and jovial figure who appears on the products in many forms, is very popular with MAOAM fans, both young and old.

The colouring of the wrapping on the individual MAOAM sweets clearly indicates their fruit flavour. It is therefore very easy for consumers to identify their favourite flavours.
MAOAM.com


I must admit, it does look very... strange?

Edit: It may be a marketing stunt.

[edit on 27-8-2009 by Gemwolf]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:26 AM
link   
reply to post by Gemwolf
 


Good find there Gemwolf, that would kinda make sense.

I'll admit I've never heard the expression or slang "maoam" before, I just thought it was the sweets make name.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:27 AM
link   
reply to post by Gemwolf
 


OH no MORE amunition for Mr Simpkins to rage about, that MOAOM or however its bloody spelled, is a naked alien, he's green FFS, GREEN, and he's naked NAKED....
Won't somebody think of the children?????...



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:30 AM
link   
reply to post by Death_Kron
 


Ha!

Looks like a graphic designer had a little too much fun.

I'm sorry, but this was clearly deliberate, and it was obviously a designer (and probably the manufacturer too) having a slightly inappropriate chuckle.
It's clear to any intelligent adult what is implied.

As for the customer arguing it, what did he think the shop could do about it?

Yes, it was probably inappropriate, but the parents are also retards for their reaction. They need to grow a sense of humour, get on with life, and stop making massive issues out of something that was actually pretty minuscule.

Jeez, if this is all some people have to worry about they must have blessed lives. While most are worried about their home, their job, the futures of their children, these parents are going postal over the graphics on a sweet wrapper.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 09:20 AM
link   
Father twists daughter's mind into thinking innocent pictures are porn.
That was the headline I saw when looking at the pictures.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 10:47 AM
link   
One Horny Lime!

I showed it to my wife, and she can't even look at her Marguarita the same ever again!



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 10:50 AM
link   

Originally posted by j2000
One Horny Lime!

I showed it to my wife, and she can't even look at her Marguarita the same ever again!



Don't worry, after several of those Margaritas, she'll be curious why the Lime has been getting all the attention, and your sex life will get a whole lot fruitier!!



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 10:58 AM
link   
Meh, that's nothing ...

Quiznos employees are kaboinking their ovens:



Now that's sexual.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:36 AM
link   
Reminds me of the old joke

Doctor to patient. I am going to draw you some shapes and I want you to tell me what they suggest to you. Dr then draws a circle and the patient replies " sex " Dr then proceeds to draw triangles, stars, squares ect, and the Patient replies " sex " to each one. Finally the Dr says good grief man, you are obsessed with sex, and the patient replies, me, it's you that's drawing all the dirty pictures.



new topics

top topics



 
0
<<   2 >>

log in

join