Burger King Ad Inappropriate for Kids?

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If you've seen this new Burger King ad, nobody could blame you for being confused. Are they trying to sell phone books or sponges or what? And did the King just mention something about booty?

The ad is actually pushing a new Sponge Bob kid's meal, but some parents aren't buying it. "It was funny at first, but it is a little graphic for kids," says Kassandra Jackson, a mom in Boise, Idaho.

I've watched it several times now and the only thing I can find to complain about is the fact that the King is rapping about squares when the shapes are actually rectangles. Other than that, I think I am too confused to be offended.

Dangerous Toys

    The New Easy Bake Oven
    New, and unfortunately not-so-improved, the oven caused 77 burns, 16 of them second or third-degree, and one that resulted in a partial finger amputation.


    When you add water to these little plastic balls, the coating produces effects similar to GHB -- the date rape drug. Pleasant. Thankfully they were recalled.


    Lead paint
    Speaking of things you shouldn't put in your mouth, how about any toy from China? Hundreds have been recalled thanks to the high levels of lead in the paint used to coat these toys


    Magnetic toys
    Particularly magnets that are small enough to swallow. When positive and negative magnets are floating around your digestive tract, they're drawn to one another, which can do some serious, life-threatening damage.


    Snack time Cabbage Patch
    This little doll was so hungry, it had a habit of chewing little kids' fingers, hair, and whatever else was unfortunate enough to get stuck in its mouth. It was quickly recalled.


    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission: "the mini-hammock can twist around a child's neck as he/she is getting into or out of the mini-hammock, resulting in strangulation and death." All 3 million were recalled.


    Lawn Darts
    These have been banned for years in the US, as they had a tendency to wind up stuck in kids, not the ground.


    Johnny Reb Cannon
    This bad boy fired plastic cannon balls up to 35 feet. Even a pellet gun would be less dangerous -- at least you can aim a gun.

    Johnny Reb Cannon

    Atomic Energy Lab
    Good thing this atomic energy set only came with "very low-level" radioactive sources, because that's not dangerous. Oh wait -- yes, yes it is.


    Water Yo-Yo Balls
    Speaking of getting strangled to death, these yo-yo balls came under scrutiny after the stringy cord got wrapped around children's necks. They've been banned in Illinois, but have yet to be recalled by the CPSC.


Is this ad okay or no way?
There's nothing at all wrong with the ad.2604 (19.2%)
The ad is totally inappropriate.6215 (45.7%)
The ad is fine, but the Burger King scares my kids.1020 (7.5%)
I totally do not get this ad. At all.3755 (27.6%)

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.