Sunday, August 12, 2012
Telecom and kids with speech impediments
Why does Telecom New Zealand continue to
use kids with speech impediments in their ads.
Well the kids don't actually have a speech
impediment, but for some reason the kid
actors speak with impediments in telecom's
From the latest ad with the kid with the
turtle, and fast Eddie, and the girl who
said "are you coming with us" to the
old ads of the kids with spot the dog.
Does Telecom think it's cute to do this?
It's insulting to the viewer, it's insulting to
kids, and it's not teaching kids bad habits.
But if it sells, they will continue to do it.
Hopefully someone will take a stand.
Time will tell.