Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bad Retro


Playboy Logo

The above symbol represents Playboy magazine. Now whatever you might want to say, Playboy magazine is Porn. Porn is Porn, soft / hard whatever. This rabbit symbol symbolises pornography. Porn is for adults only. Yes?

Now that I have established that, I want to ask you dear bloggers and I am deadly serious, 
Do you think that a Pornographic symbol such as playboy bunny jewellery is 
OK for CHILDREN to wear?

NO I do not either. But  DIVA jewellery shops think it is OK for little girls to be emblazoned with 
pornographic symbols.  They are selling Playboy Bunny jewellery as a children's line of jewellery! They have been approached by concerned groups to remove the line but they have REFUSED and continue to sell the jewellery to children.

Sure, it would be up to the adult to buy it for the child. But there would be some adults that would without truly considering was the symbol really means. Also it is retro and foolishly some may think that there is no harm in it, let the kiddies have it - it no longer means anything but a bit of fun. Wrong!

The Famous Logo Website tells that the symbol, used since the 1950's, denotes a "sexual connotation", "playful and sexy".  Hmmmm, they make no bones about it. And I am pretty sure the Playboy mob would agree it Playboy brand is for Adults not children. 

If you think it is wrong, yes I mean WRONG that children could be actually labelled with 
jewellery that suggests they are "playful and sexy", marked clearly with sexual connotation, then go and sign a petition, write to DIVA jewellery and express your concerns. I did and I informed them I no longer a customer. You might do the same. Little girls, all children in fact are faced with so many challenges to having an uncomplicated and safe childhood, this is one easy thing we can do. We use our consumer power and it is power, we use our voice and tell them NO our community will not accept this.  Diva did respond to my complaint in a very lack lustre manner stating no offence was meant. I have retorted by saying "but you have offended me and put children at risk, please remove the line"...let's see what happens.

11 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

Thanks for making more people aware of this - absolutely shocking! Have signed the petition.

Just Martha said...

Totally agree Trish and if this isn't stopped then it becomes the normal and therefore okay. Branding is very powerful and insidious. A 2 year old can spot the McDonald symbol miles away. Maybe there is a site to email to lodge complaints?

willywagtail said...

I wonder what sort of message the bunny would give to child molesters. Or is it parents who don't care about that who would giveit to their children just as some parents have been known to turn a blind eye to the molestation of their little ones. I have sent a message to register my disgust but I doubt it will make any difference as their website already has a line that states "we are sorry if you take offence to our new line but our customers love it". Bottom line for unethical companies is always money. Cherrie

Vik said...

How inappropriate and unnecessary. I have signed, thanks for the link.

emerson-j said...

your correct its totally the "internation" logo for porn everyone associates the bunny with hugh hefners pornagraphic magazine. i could understand selling underwear for adults and stuff but jewellery for kids is crazy!!

Just Martha said...

Sorry, when I wrote to you I was at work and I had just talked to Trish! Short term memory you know! Lol...

Taylor Made said...

You are so right...shame not all parents see that thinking as common sense.

Catherine said...

I totally agree! Amy has seen the bunny on kids stuff and has asked me to get it for her. I refused!! Cx

Angela said...

We have the logo on kids stuff here in the UK. I am constantly amazed by mothers who put their little girls in Teeshirts with logos like this- or worse, slogans like "I'm sexy". They'd be the first to complain if anyone touched their child inappropriately, yet they are the ones putting them at risk.

Catherine said...

Absolutely disgusting!! Do people have no morals at all. It's hard to keep our children, children without this sort of rubbish in a shop that sells to a young age. We won't be going in there for a while. x

Deb said...

Thanks for this post. I had no idea they even made this stuff for children. DISGUSTING! Will sign the petition now.
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