Tuesday, November 13, 2012

18 year old girls must not look sexy in Britain?

A TV advert showing a teenager posing provocatively in skimpy school uniform has prompted a barrage of complaints from parents.  Advertising watchdogs said the 30-second commercial for Kingsmill fruit and fibre bread had triggered claims that it ‘sexualises children’.

The advert shows a schoolgirl in the kitchen at breakfast. Her younger brother then relays a warning from their father: ‘If you think you’re going to school in that skirt, you can think again.’

The girl, played by actress Tara Berwin, responds by defiantly hitching up her mid-thigh length skirt to strike a provocative pose.

One outraged viewer wrote on a web forum: ‘Perhaps it’s because paedophilia is very much in the public consciousness at the moment but shouldn’t this be illegal? Nearly seeing up the skirt of  a minor?’

The advert featuring 18-year-old Ms Berwin and nine-year-old Lewis Hardaker is the latest in a £4 million campaign to promote Kingsmill bread.

But criticism of the advert, which was uploaded to YouTube, prompted a response from Ms Berwin. She said: ‘There’s no need to patronise me, I haven’t done anything wrong.’

A Kingsmill spokesman said: ‘It captures the playful interactions that are typical of day-to-day family life and demonstrates our understanding of modern families and their needs.’ 
He added that the advert was cleared for broadcast by the appropriate industry body.


Video at link.  A mountain made out of a very small molehill, I think.


Anonymous said...

In the United States an 18 year old "girl" is legally a woman, so this would be a complete non-issue here.

Bird of Paradise said...

England pays the price for unreuglated imagration when the mulims take over

Anonymous said...

1:23 The actress was aged 18, but the character was meant to be younger.

Anonymous said...

I doubt that the ad specifies the character's age. And realistically, a high school senior could certainly be 18 years old, so it's not unbelievable at all. Add in the possibility that it's a private school, and her look in the source page fits perfectly.

I think what we have here is a very typical Liberal tactic where the person who was "offended" is no more than a one who regularly looks for offensive things where they just don't exist or belong. Personally, I'd question these "offended" people and see just how much pedophilia THEY engage in.

Anonymous said...

What does it matter. Britain is now the living definition of FUBAR! Perhaps things will get better when all the radical Muslims who have been allowed to move in, take full control.

Anonymous said...

This is hysterical. The libs are pushing sex education on kindergardeners for years and THIS is what gets them all worked up?

Anonymous said...

First, pedophilia refers to a sexual preference for pre-pubescent children. This girl is NOT pre-pubescent. She's not even pubescent, so it's not about hebephilia either. It's just some old crows complaining about some hot young girl who's getting a bit of cheek at showing off how hot and young she looks....

Anonymous said...

The school-girl outfit and style suggests an age of 15 or 16, and there is too much sexual exploitation of vulnerable teenagers these days, especially by "authority figures" who are abusing the trust placed in them. Adverts like these are giving implied justification.