Am I being oversensitive to this? or is this just creepy?
Nintendo is running a new commercial in our area where you see a pack of 7 and 8 year old girls dressed up like princesses running through an obsticle course. So far it's fine, but at the very end you breifly see the words "Touching is Good"
WHAT!?! Whoa! Slow down there fireball. Let's delve into a little associative psychology why not? I see this somewhat like the old joke "Say Stop three times real fast. Stop, Stop, Stop. Now what do you do when you come to a green light?" It's basic Pavlovian Classical Conditioning, the person usually blurts out "Stop" before they realize their error.
Now you are doing basicly the same thing with little girls and the phrase "touching is good"??
I'm sorry if I am making more of this than should be but this just strikes me as both sick and dangerous. At the very least it creeps me out.
What's more, I don't even know why they would adopt such a slogan in the first place. It's not like their little game machine is touch-screen or something, or if it is they certainly haven't been advertising it around here. Just the game for it.
What do you think? Am I over-reacting here or is this a dangerous and irresponsible advertising campaign?
We've spent all these years teaching our Children that "Touching is NOT good" to have them come along with a catch-phrase TARGETED AT CHILDREN, that is going to stick in their heads is irreprehensible!
I've already written to Nintendo expressing my concerns about their new advertising campaign (I went to www.nintendo.com
and clicked on Contact Us) and have spoken to a number of other parents who feel the same way I do. One of them brought up the point "Because the slogan appears so breifly on screen it almost bordered on subliminal advertising"
If you haven't seen this commercial, you may view it online
~ Raven ~