Parents horror at Kinder Egg toy holding 'KKK balloons

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Ignore the hair reference, since we can't discuss the P word here, and to be honest he is a cute toy will yellow hair, (bored columnist alert).


One Mother said she felt sick, and Kimberley from Vic, AU, said that she laughed then realized the serious implications.

Well for starters l feel disgusted that l have a wacko living in my state, and can only hope that she is no where near me, but if l see a Kimberley at a bus station, talking to herself and carrying a bag of string l won't flinch.

Felt sick, sure teaching her kids to spell would make any kid's parents convulse in uncontrollable spasms.

Serious implications, yeah the letter K is evil, we all know that.

Maybe we should have a world slap day, might help?

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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/13/paren...oons-8339451/?

    Ignore the hair reference, since we can't discuss the P word here, and to be honest he is a cute toy will yellow hair, (bored columnist alert).


    One Mother said she felt sick, and Kimberley from Vic, AU, said that she laughed then realized the serious implications.

    Well for starters l feel disgusted that l have a wacko living in my state, and can only hope that she is no where near me, but if l see a Kimberley at a bus station, talking to herself and carrying a bag of string l won't flinch.

    Felt sick, sure teaching her kids to spell would make any kid's parents convulse in uncontrollable spasms.

    Serious implications, yeah the letter K is evil, we all know that.

    Maybe we should have a world slap day, might help?

    WTF was this rant about?

    Kimberly is a wacko, because why? I'm sure she's more concerned about living in a state with a whacko like you.

    Why would teaching kids how to spell cause someone to "convulse in uncontrollable spasms"?

    Are you advocating that everyone who doesn't have your twisted view of the world should be slapped? Seriously? How about the people who don't share your view (currently over 7 billion) slap some sense into people who do share your view (currently less than two).

    Then again, given how incoherent this post is, perhaps I've misinterpreted it. Maybe you should hire someone from a third world country with no working knowledge of the English language to re-write it for you. It would make more sense.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      WTF was this rant about?

      Kimberly is a wacko, because why? I'm sure she's more concerned about living in a state with a whacko like you.

      Why would teaching kids how to spell cause someone to "convulse in uncontrollable spasms"?

      Are you advocating that everyone who doesn't have your twisted view of the world should be slapped? Seriously? How about the people who don't share your view (currently over 7 billion) slap some sense into people who do share your view (currently less than two).

      Then again, given how incoherent this post is, perhaps I've misinterpreted it. Maybe you should hire someone from a third world country with no working knowledge of the English language to re-write it for you. It would make more sense.
      You have either not read the information in the link, or ?

      They are overreacting, simple as that, and will become worried to expose their child to anything with three "K" in it.

      I guess that means that they need to avoid investing in companies like this then, that have to be bad in some way.

      https://www.bloomberg.com/research//...capId=88532835

      If the company had a dark history or was a startup, then their concerns are more valid, but this is a reputable company, that has been around for a while, (the one selling the KInda product).

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    I'm relieved to know not all the pc whackos live in the US.
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    I've seen these 'eggs' in ads - and have no idea why a parent would buy such crap to begin with.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Yes I did read the article.

    Someone at the Kinder factory decided to have a joke at Trump's expense, and for whatever reasons someone in quality control at the company actually let it get through. It should never have got through the system. The people in charge had to be fully aware of what KKK stands for. There is no excuse for letting it get through.

    You've got to be pretty out there to think that something branded with the letters KKK isn't going to offend people, and that those who are offended are "politically correct whackos".
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      Yes I did read the article.

      Someone at the Kinder factory decided to have a joke at Trump's expense, and for whatever reasons someone in quality control at the company actually let it get through. It should never have got through the system. The people in charge had to be fully aware of what KKK stands for. There is no excuse for letting it get through.

      You've got to be pretty out there to think that something branded with the letters KKK isn't going to offend people, and that those who are offended are "politically correct whackos".
      I think you've got to be pretty out there to think that everything with 3 k's relates to the Klan, especially when coming from a company whose name starts with K. I think you've got to be pretty out there to be offend by things that merely appear to potentially be offensive. I think some people should just go to their Certified Safe Space and stay there. The world is clearly too offensive for them to exist.

      This was an oversight and potentially a cultural one at that, seeing that the company is Italian-owned.

      Nothing to see here other than the perpetually offended and their cause of the day.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        I think you've got to be pretty out there to think that everything with 3 k's relates to the Klan, especially when coming from a company whose name starts with K. I think you've got to be pretty out there to be offend by things that merely appear to potentially be offensive. I think some people should just go to their Certified Safe Space and stay there. The world is clearly too offensive for them to exist.

        This was an oversight and potentially a cultural one at that, seeing that the company is Italian-owned.

        Nothing to see here other than the perpetually offended and their cause of the day.
        It was idiotic.

        The Trump hair KKK balloon was inappropriate to give to kids.

        I'm pretty liberal, but giving this to kids as a surprise is irresponsible. It wouldn't shock me, but sharing a political bias with other people's kids is wrong, in my opinion.

        Not enough to get upset about, but I'd throw it away. The "KKK" is not appropriate in a mixed crowd.

        On the other hand, last night's Family Guy was damn political, but it was funny, and they know their audience.


        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        I think you've got to be pretty out there to think that everything with 3 k's relates to the Klan,
        It was painfully obvious what the KKK stood for. It was a direct jab at Trump, and isn't going to be taken any other way. I thought it was in extremely bad taste.

        It was a political statement that has no place in a child's hands.
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        I think you've got to be pretty out there to think that everything with 3 k's relates to the Klan, especially when coming from a company whose name starts with K. I think you've got to be pretty out there to be offend by things that merely appear to potentially be offensive. I think some people should just go to their Certified Safe Space and stay there. The world is clearly too offensive for them to exist.

        This was an oversight and potentially a cultural one at that, seeing that the company is Italian-owned.

        Nothing to see here other than the perpetually offended and their cause of the day.
        Really? KKK is perfectly innocent is it? Oh, and Italians, and indeed all well educated nations are fully au fait with what those initials stand for. Cultural difference my arse. The rest of the world knows a lot more about America than Americans will ever know about the rest of the world. You are well and truly beyond "out there" if you think that there are any innocent permutations of the three Ks being used together.

        There are no innocent manifestations of the KKK designation. None whatsoever, whether they come from Italy, Istanbul, or Ipanema. Everyone in the civilised world knows what that stands for. Remember the backlash Krispy Kreme encountered when they tried their Krispy Kreme Klub promotion. That wasn't in America either.

        The fact that the chap holding the KKK balloons has also been modelled to look like the current occupant of the White House is also a bizarre coincidence as well huh?

        Given that before it reached the public that "toy" had to go through several stages and signed off by a manger at each step. There's no way that anyone throughout the whole process wasn't aware of the likeness to a real person and the significance of the initials.

        It should never have got past the design stage. It was someone on the design stage's idea of a joke that seems to have been approved by people higher up. Applying Occam's Razor to the incident, it appears the design team, the manufacturing team, the marketing department and their respective managers, along with their managers have been taking the piss out of the aforementioned chap.

        The people who should be really offended are the supporters of the aforementioned chap who has just been smeared by a load of cheeky Italians. Unless of course his supporters are perfectly happy to have insolent foreigners associate him with the 3K organisation. Perhaps his supporters also support the 3K organisation. Personally if I was a member or supporter of the 3K organisation, I'd be offended at being associated with him.

        Anyway, nothing lasts forever and the winds of change are blowing everywhere. Can you feel it?
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          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          Given that before it reached the public that "toy" had to go through several stages and signed off by a manger at each step. There's no way that anyone throughout the whole process wasn't aware of the likeness to a real person and the significance of the initials.

          It should never have got past the design stage. It was someone on the design stage's idea of a joke that seems to have been approved by people higher up. Applying Occam's Razor to the incident, it appears the design team, the manufacturing team, the marketing department and their respective managers, along with their managers have been taking the piss out of the aforementioned chap.

          Anyway, nothing lasts forever and the winds of change are blowing everywhere. Can you feel it?
          sio in this case .. the pc wackos .. are not those who received the doll and where offended.. but those people in the process who let this political insulting jab at supports of the chap .. and the chap .

          but the people offended for recieving it where probably people who don't like the chap .
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        I think you've got to be pretty out there to think that everything with 3 k's relates to the Klan, especially when coming from a company whose name starts with K. I think you've got to be pretty out there to be offend by things that merely appear to potentially be offensive. I think some people should just go to their Certified Safe Space and stay there. The world is clearly too offensive for them to exist.

        This was an oversight and potentially a cultural one at that, seeing that the company is Italian-owned.

        Nothing to see here other than the perpetually offended and their cause of the day.
        It was referring to a a children's club for chicken fanciers that they run...called the Kinder Klucks Klan
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/13/paren...oons-8339451/?

    Ignore the hair reference, since we can't discuss the P word here, and to be honest he is a cute toy will yellow hair, (bored columnist alert).


    One Mother said she felt sick, and Kimberley from Vic, AU, said that she laughed then realized the serious implications.

    Well for starters l feel disgusted that l have a wacko living in my state, and can only hope that she is no where near me, but if l see a Kimberley at a bus station, talking to herself and carrying a bag of string l won't flinch.

    Felt sick, sure teaching her kids to spell would make any kid's parents convulse in uncontrollable spasms.

    Serious implications, yeah the letter K is evil, we all know that.

    Maybe we should have a world slap day, might help?

    What's the big deal. That's why they call them Kinder Suprise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    You've got to be pretty out there to think that something branded with the letters KKK isn't going to offend people, and that those who are offended are "politically correct whackos".

    I don't believe people in every country are totally tuned in to the myriad of topics that will cause some in the US to be horrified....


    The 'k' is for 'kinder' - 3 k's don't mean anything to an Italian manufacturer.


    In fact, 3 k's mean nothing to anyone who doesn't decide to take the triplet and run with it to the worst possible scenario.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I don't believe people in every country are totally tuned in to the myriad of topics that will cause some in the US to be horrified....


      The 'k' is for 'kinder' - 3 k's don't mean anything to an Italian manufacturer.


      In fact, 3 k's mean nothing to anyone who doesn't decide to take the triplet and run with it to the worst possible scenario.
      As I posted above, the rest of the world knows a lot more about America than America knows about the rest of the world.

      And yes, 3 k's means the same thing in Italy, Ipswich, Istanbul, India and Ipanema as it does in Indiana.

      Also do a google search on what happened to Krispy Kreme when they introduced their Krispy Kreme Klub in England. Not America, England.

      3 k's does mean something, and it can never be taken any other way than the worst possible scenario. There are no good, or even indifferent scenarios from using those three letters together. You could never start a business called Kay's Golf Balls and get away with using its initials. It may be clever, and attract attention, however the attention it'll attract is probably not the attention that anyone wants. Same thing with Claude's Insurance Agency. He'd never get away with using those initials.

      In the past people have named their daughters Isis. No-one does that anymore and no-one in Germany, or anywhere else for that matter, names their boys Adolph either, despite the fact that Isis and Adolph are perfectly innocent names.

      There are just some names and nomenclatures that have such bad connotations that they're never used. KKK is one of them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        As I posted above, the rest of the world knows a lot more about America than America knows about the rest of the world.

        And yes, 3 k's means the same thing in Italy, Ipswich, Istanbul, India and Ipanema as it does in Indiana.

        Also do a google search on what happened to Krispy Kreme when they introduced their Krispy Kreme Klub in England. Not America, England.

        3 k's does mean something, and it can never be taken any other way than the worst possible scenario. There are no good, or even indifferent scenarios from using those three letters together. You could never start a business called Kay's Golf Balls and get away with using its initials. It may be clever, and attract attention, however the attention it'll attract is probably not the attention that anyone wants. Same thing with Claude's Insurance Agency. He'd never get away with using those initials.

        In the past people have named their daughters Isis. No-one does that anymore and no-one in Germany, or anywhere else for that matter, names their boys Adolph either, despite the fact that Isis and Adolph are perfectly innocent names.

        There are just some names and nomenclatures that have such bad connotations that they're never used. KKK is one of them.

        OK, I looked at it again. A closer look.
        The figure doesn't necessarily have to be Trump. It isn't a dead on impression. And the K's are the name of the company.

        I had to ask myself "If it didn't look like Trump, would I still make that connection?"

        Maybe not.

        I see where some people made that connection. For example, I did. But it could be innocent, careless but innocent. If the guy had brown hair, for example...it may not have raised as many eyebrows.
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  • What we seein' here is ... imagry counts for sumthin'.

    Symbols, icons, flags ... whatevah -- it is simply the case that certain configurations of color or word or shape make it real easy to come to culturally preconfigured concloosions.

    Which is why this kinda accident makes me wonder wtf is gowin' on with its agents.

    We all naive in the end, I guess, but I would wanna hope that if'n I go get a FOREHEAD TATTOO tamara, most likely COLDPLAY gonna reveal me to be merely a haplessly delooded f*ckwit, whereas SATAN might play less well in most places worldwide despite the guy havin' a potentially more eternal shelf life than Martin & Co.

    First time I got banned from WF was bcs I made sum quip 'bout SATAN.

    Gotta be careful, I guess, into what context you 'port any kinda proclaimed unspeakables.

    All I know is, in a perfectly arbitrary Cosmos, there ain't nuthin' special 'bout KKK.

    It coulda been a dream undiscovered 3-letter combo inhabitin' a website domain generator's immodestly moist creative panties ... only prior definition beat the would-be randomizers to it.

    The imagry of language is no place for chancers, less'n you get way lucky.

    Gotta be diligent 'bout how we throw ideas around, I guess.

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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

    I think you've got to be pretty out there to think that everything with 3 k's relates to the Klan, especially when coming from a company whose name starts with K. I think you've got to be pretty out there to be offend by things that merely appear to potentially be offensive. I think some people should just go to their Certified Safe Space and stay there. The world is clearly too offensive for them to exist.

    This was an oversight and potentially a cultural one at that, seeing that the company is Italian-owned.

    Nothing to see here other than the perpetually offended and their cause of the day.
    Yeah, exactly, offended by things that have the potential.




    Shevrolet Cameo SS Sports.

    Nope, has SS in it, so it will cause housewives to be sick and raise serious concerns,....evil product.



    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    What's the big deal. That's why they call them Kinder Suprise.
    Kinder Youth Surprise.

    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

    I don't believe people in every country are totally tuned in to the myriad of topics that will cause some in the US to be horrified....

    The 'k' is for 'kinder' - 3 k's don't mean anything to an Italian manufacturer.

    In fact, 3 k's mean nothing to anyone who doesn't decide to take the triplet and run with it to the worst possible scenario.
    Yes, this sort of nonsense is similar to people who play records backwards for hidden messages and such.

    They are three letters of the alphabet as is "SS" which is two "S", and nothing negative should be associated with that, until further supportive text or imagery is included.

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      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      They are three letters of the alphabet as is "SS" which is two "S", and nothing negative should be associated with that, until further supportive text or imagery is included.
      And there was a supporting image. Someone attached a Trump-like wig to the figure.

      If they just had 2 balloons emblazoned with a K, that would've been innocent. If they had 4 balloons, or 5 or even more, that would have been innocent. They deliberately chose 3 Ks though. And then embellished it with a Trump like wig. Innocent my arse.

      And just in case you're wondering, if I'd discovered that figure on one of their chocolates, I wouldn't have been offended or outraged. Nor would I have suffered palpitations or any other adverse physical effects. I would've pissed myself laughing at the joke the people of Kinder had pulled.
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