But let’s get this straight once and for all.
Feeding a child a hamburger is not child abuse!
Having a child who is fat also does not indicate any abuse in the family.
More behind the cut, trigger warnings: foul language and frank discussion of child abuse.
I am so fucking sick of this shit. Kids who have no history or evidence of real abuse are being taken away from their very loving families just because they are fat and CPS (Child Protective Services) have decided they must be abused! Where the hell was CPS when I was really being abused (and was stick thin because my parents were starving me as well as beating me almost daily)?
We are told the “system” is so overloaded with child abuse cases, there just isn’t enough money in the world to protect all the children.
Then why the HELL are we fucking around with shit that’s not even abuse? Why are governments waisting precious resources that could be used to get children who are really being abused out of their houses and to safety on this shit?
Real abuse includes, but is not limited to: being beat every day, being deprived of food and/or sleep, being burned and cut and kicked and beat and…
Yeah, this new “commercial” the ad agency in Australia came up with has pressed all sorts of buttons, can you tell?
I was severely abused as a child, and it wasn’t because on (rare) occasion, my parents let me eat a hamburger. It’s because they starved me, and beat me, and eventually tried to strangle me to death (obviously it didn’t work) and finally kicked me out of their house (the best thing they ever did for me). I would go to school with my back and butt covered in bruises, with bruises on top of bruises. I would go to bed starving because of the very little I was allowed to eat, and wake up even more hungry in the morning. I wasn’t allowed to have friends (because I’d tell what was going on in the house then, of course), and had a daily list of chores that kept me busy from the time I got home from school until after dinner, and then I’d have to do homework. Of course there wasn’t any time for friends with that kind of schedule. I was denied doctor care because the parents didn’t want the doctors to see all the bruises.
I was suffering from malnutrition due to how little they fed me. I have some health concerns now, at 43 (almost 44) due to the way the parents abused me as a kid.
THAT’S real child abuse.
Not giving a kid a burger and fries. Not allowing a kid to drink a milkshake!
Let me tell you something, you stupid pricks at the ad agency who thinks this is such an edgy commercial: It’s NOT! Get a clue. You want to take on a social issue? Then take on real, bona fide CHILD ABUSE! You know, the shit that will actually make it so a child will DIE if there’s no intervention. Lobby for action to use the limited resources all governments have to identify REAL child abuse and save those children. Leave the children who are in loving homes alone!
Cuz, honestly, you’re just pissing people off, and I’m pretty sure that’s not really your intent with this. After all, people who are pissed off won’t buy from the people who are actually paying you money to advertise them.
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