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The TFT Guide To... Unsuitable Playthings

27 October 2006

This week Tesco was in trouble after selling a pole dancing kit on the toys and games section of its website, with critics saying it was an inappropriate item for children. Rather than simply admit that an error of judgement had been made, the supermarket disingenuously claimed that the pole dancing kit had no sexual overtones, saying 'Pole dancing is an increasing exercise craze.' Yes, in exactly the same way that going to a brothel is just a way of helping stimulate the local economy. But what other products are inappropriately being aimed at kids?

....

1) Tesco's 'Lap Dancer Junior' kit.

2) Home 'Minipops' game. Comes with a range of slutty Madonna outfits, karaoke machine and a registered sex offender.

3) Jodie Foster 'Teenage Hooker' costume consisting of floppy hat, hot pants and a cropped top, enabling kids to relive all the fun and excitement of New York's seedy underbelly as portrayed in the film 'Taxi Driver'. Boys needn't feel left out either - they can choose from the Harvey Keitel 'Drug-addicted paedophile pimp' costume or Robert De Niro's 'Gun-fixated psychopathic loner'
outfit.

4) Manson Family Tree House. Based on the popular Palitoy toy of the 1970s. When pressed, the roof of the tree house pops up to reveal a scene of carnage, including the words 'DIE FUCKPIGS DIE!' written on the walls in blood.

5) My Little Hardcore Porn Pony.



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