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Offline Ms_wormwood

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Inappropriate adverts
« on: November 10, 2014, 07:13:15 AM »
Last night watching Polar Express, I popped off to the kitchen to make M a snack in one of the breaks, with instructions for her to pause when the movie comes back on.
She does, but I I come back she says, in a concerned/worried voice... 'mummy.... there is going to be death-stuff on five on Monday'. I rewind the telly and see a trailer for a murder on Home and Away.
I explain to M that it's not a real death thing, but a TV show, and they are actors, and it's an grown-up show, that I do not watch anyway, and try to reassure her.
Who's stupid idea is it to preview murder during a U-rated movie!
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Re: Inappropriate adverts
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 07:37:57 AM »
Yes, I agree -- totally out of order. Not only murder ! I have fielded a few awkward questions when an amorous couple appear in a trailer during the ads of a kids film ! Luckily O is at the stage where kissing is disgusting (he'll discover the rest later !!! ).

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Re: Inappropriate adverts
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 08:43:54 AM »
This is utterly appalling. The channels need to have sensible policies of matching appropriate ads for relevant shows and time of day and then follow through.

I would get in touch with the channel and put in a serious complaint. The child could be so affected and suffer nightmares.

Also I have to say if there is a film on a commercial channel I usually record it before showing it to the children. Children do not need to see advertising on the tv.

Annie
« Last Edit: November 21, 2014, 11:38:50 AM by Silky »

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Re: Inappropriate adverts
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 09:29:11 AM »
Yes I have the same issue at the cinema. 
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