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Complaint and offence culture cancels a childrens' toy



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,810 ✭✭✭ SimonTemplar

    I used to work in Brown Thomas years ago and a woman who wasn't getting her way with a refund said she knows someone who works on the Joe Duffy program. I was very tempted to do that Alan Partridge shrug.

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,705 ✭✭✭✭ listermint

    Can they all not just not just fo.

    Whats funny is the OPs outrage is only equivalent to the outrage of whomever made complaints. Two sides of the same outrage coin and everyone else is stuck in the middle trying to get on with life.

    The funniest parts is there are actual companies commercialisation this outrage like whatever edgit came up with the doll on the first place. That's the whole point. The feed on the very nature of the two sides of the coin. Hoping they will go to battle.

    Nom nom. Headlines nom nom nom dollars...

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    The Joe Dunphy threat is very common. Even BT gets it now

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,570 ✭✭✭ joseywhales

    Isn't it a positive thing? Like someone chose you, I may have just been a messy Friday night.

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  • Most likely someone who wasn’t adopted getting offended on your behalf, they love to do that it makes them feel great about themselves.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 84,891 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight

    Excluding RTE staff, are there real people who listen to Joe and shop in Brown Thomas ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,156 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore

    Ugh, cos 'every' adoption is a bad adoption, what with the Victorian era orphanages, Catholic Church baby-selling and evil step parents etc.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    There are cases when family's have two fostered kids and for one reason or another they cannot adopt..maby they are too old to adopt ,they cannot afford to adopt can still have these kids going into Smyth's looking at these dolls wondering why they cannot be adopted...just one senerio...I suppose adults can have a thick skin but young kids might take it to heart...I think there are alot of kids in that position in ireland...renaming the doll might just be a solution ..not to get rid of the doll .

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,156 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore

    Some kids have sh1tty childhoods, some parents beat their kids, so with that in mind why not cancel the idea of parenthood altogether? i.e. ban all dolls?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 516 ✭✭✭ BattleCorp1

    No cancel culture in my house.

    My kids are given guns to play with. They are let drink straight from the hose. They are let get dirty and play in the muck....although the Mrs. isn't too happy on that one. They are let climb trees and walls and have plenty of scrapes and bruises to show their failed efforts. And they certainly aren't told they can't play with a toy because of dumb fcuking reasons.

    I get really p1ssed off when people say they are offended by stupid things like this. So fcuking what if they are offended. Don't buy the toy and move on with your life. Too many people want to but into the lives of other people and tell them what they can and can't do.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,189 ✭✭✭ Brucie Bonus

    Do the birth mothers get a good hiding and a locking up?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭ 85603

    its just whinge opportunism by people who lack attention and interaction in their lives.

    emotional displacement. malcontent in their private lives, they find a opportunity and now the doll thing is where they put their anger at their father, disappointment with their job etc.