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4.16.2010

Photo Friday


I just don't get it. 
How am I supposed to teach my kids not to use the "A" word with this in the lobby of the movie theater? I can't exactly "turn the channel" on this one. I understand the premise of the movie and I also understand the right of the studio to promote their movie. But, Really? Really? I guess they are appealing to their "target market". I just wish I could go to the movies with my family and not hope and pray my 5 year old son doesn't ask me what "A$$" spells.

And as if that wasn't enough, we walked past this beautiful display. Same Day, Same Theater. I was visibly upset-not that they didn't have the right to promote their movie, but did the theater manager and promo company not see how utterly inappropriate this was? A half naked woman next to the Toy Story 3 poster. Great. 


I was so upset by the whole thing I went to talk to the manager and asked her what she thought about all of it. She said that the theater has an obligation to promote the movies it shows and the signs are a part of that promotion. She did however, agree with me that something could be done about the latter display. When we came out of the theater after our movie, the toy story poster was moved to towards the front of the lobby! 
It felt good to take a stand.

15 comments:

  1. Good for you! I know that sometimes contracts stipulate poster/advertising placement be "equitable" but you were right that particular placement was ludicrous and inappropriate.

    My small children certainly would have noticed and I, by now a pretty experience complainer, probably would have made a remark about it, but lots of people just get annoyed and stew and nothing changes.

    Yay Muffin Tin Mom.

    AB

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  2. Good on you for taking a stand. Seems ridiculous to put those two posters together. It does annoy me how blatant the advertising is. I've also heard that the first movie you mentioned has a lot of swearing in it thats not mentioned at all in the advertising. This means that lots of teenagers and kids are seeing it without realising. Really annoying.

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  3. good for you!

    it's frustrating these days how society has changed to accept certain words and sexuality as an "everyday - no big deal" product.

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  4. I'm glad that you spoke to them about it, what were they thinking???

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  5. Good for you for standing up!!!

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  6. Way to go. It really irks me too. There is just way to much inappropriate stuff that is way too in your face.

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  7. WTG on speaking up! I am glad to hear you were able to get at least a small change and maybe some other mom won't have to explain things to her child.

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  9. Yeah!!! Good for you!!!

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  10. good for you! that's pretty atrocious!

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  11. Can't see the second one, if there is a pic, but good for you!!!

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  12. Good for you. I have the same questions now that you have about the a$$ sign. Now that I have a daughter who can read, I am so much more sensitive to signs and bumper stickers, etc. I cringe when I see ones that are distasteful. The bottom line is this: if I wouldn't want a 6 year old to say or read it, I shouldn't display it. Too bad the rest of the world can't think about it that way.

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  13. I haven't been to the theatre in so long, so I don't even know what's out there, but good for you for saying something. I'm glad that the manager took action too. Thanks for doing that.

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  14. I could not believe the title of that movie, I thought this can't be real. AND have you noticed the commercials are played for it any time of the day?

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  15. I'm glad you said something! That last set up was very inappropriate.

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