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Tesco selling Pole Dancing Sets to chidren?

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Tesco has been forced to remove a pole-dancing kit from the toys and games section of its website after it was accused of "destroying children's innocence".
The Tesco Direct site advertises the kit with the words, "Unleash the sex kitten inside...simply extend the Peekaboo pole inside the tube, slip on the sexy tunes and away you go!
"Soon you'll be flaunting it to the world and earning a fortune in Peekaboo Dance Dollars".
The £49.97 kit comprises a chrome pole extendible to 8ft 6ins, a 'sexy dance garter' and a DVD demonstrating suggestive dance moves.

I can't find it on the website, though. "This should only be available to the most depraved people who want to corrupt their children." Dr Adrian Rogers, of family campaigning group Family Focus.

 [ 10.24.06 ]


And this is why you need to read The Mail more carefully. All it boils down to is the fact that the "game" (stupid as it is) was quite specifically marketed to adults. Unfortunately, the Tesco website had it miscategorised under its "Toys & Games" section, which contains the kiddie stuff.

Also, a pullquote from a Family Focus person tends to highlight the shock-horror nature of the "reporting". For "family campaigning group" read "anti-gay right-wing organisation".

As for the quote itself, "This should only be available to the most depraved people...", really? Such a thing shouldn't be availabe to *anyone* to "corrupt their children". Talk about a straw man argument.

thats pretty disturbing. im glad they pulled that one. i dont want to see my younger siblings pole dancing.

What Trix said. Also, it's back on the site now -- search for Peekaboo -- it's clearly marked for Adults only.

Should we now write to Tesco to ask them to pull this game entirely lest depraved adults get their hands on it?



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