Sunday, February 25, 2007

Beware of hitchhiking toddlers

Australia has got to be one of the most over-governed countries in the world.

You can't do this. You can't do that.

The nanny state, I believe, is the terminology for this.

Well I don't think there's a nanny anywhere who wouldn't love the Hyundai 'toddler' ad.

It's sooo cute.

But not cute enough for the Advertising Standards Bureau who've gone and banned it!

And why? Because "it sent the wrong message to preschoolers about driving cars."

The Bureau were also not happy that the toddlers were wearing seatbelts, instead of approved child restraints.

I'm struggling to wrap up this post because I am, quite literally, lost for words.