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.