So recently, a shocked friend of mine – who is a Doctor – sent me this …
To be honest, I was equally alarmed when I saw it.
Look at it!
Are you as horrified as me?
You know England is in a terrible state when you see things like this.
No, I’m not talking about the fact a local council has made a poster that positions babies as a threat to gaming time … I’m talking about this:
“Bware Da Baby Trap”
What the fuck were they thinking?
Apart from the fact they are sort-of implying they believe anyone who has sex under the age of 18 must be thicker a Big Brother contestant, is there anything more tragic than a corporation trying to ‘get down with da kidz’.
I get that teen pregnancy is on the rise.
I get that promoting a condom is better than trying to paint sex as ‘the devils act’.
I even understand the requirement to express the issue in a way that young kids can relate to.
But using language like ‘Bware Da Baby Trap’ doesn’t do it, in fact I’d argue it actually shows how little Walsall council truly understand what’s going on in the hearts, minds and lives of their teenage residents.
Mind you, when you have an accent that sounds like you’re intellectually challenged, what do you expect …
I’ve just realised that maybe ‘Bware Da Baby Trap’ isn’t trying to get down with the kidz, but trying to use the local dialect.
Please tell me that’s not the case.
Oh my god, I think it is.
I don’t know if that’s better or worse … but regardless, I’m kind-of disappointed that they didn’t write the whole poster in that style. Cowards.
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