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To think this window display is inappropriate?

(112 Posts)
SamineShaw Wed 01-Feb-17 14:16:42

I'm not a prude but really?

ProudBadMum Wed 01-Feb-17 14:17:52

Photos won't load so all I can see is an ice cream saying lick me...

babymouse Wed 01-Feb-17 14:18:54

Someone mentioned it at work. I think it's kind of stupid, but that's because I imagine screams of annoyance rather than passion. wink

xStefx Wed 01-Feb-17 14:19:27

So what should it say? Eat me ?

puddock Wed 01-Feb-17 14:20:14

There was a particularly rude range of cards inside to go with the puntastic ice-cream display - I think they got pulled. www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/reports/news/a49215/paperchase-under-fire-x-rated-valentines-cards/

sooperdooper Wed 01-Feb-17 14:20:34

Meh, can't get myself worked up about that

Treaclex Wed 01-Feb-17 14:20:40

Is it
Lick me until ice cream wink

Soubriquet Wed 01-Feb-17 14:22:03

I love it

Perfect play on the pun and goes over most kids heads

NavyandWhite Wed 01-Feb-17 14:22:18

Where is it?

Fallonjamie Wed 01-Feb-17 14:23:52

Doesn't bother me at all. I wouldn't have looked twice.

Cluedough Wed 01-Feb-17 14:28:35

Its an ice cream. What else would you do with it?

If it was a dick I would see your point.

Kids see this and there's absolutely nothing for them to wonder about. It's totally innocent. Unless your mind goes there...

Then it's done it's job perfectly!

SamineShaw Wed 01-Feb-17 14:33:01

It's in the window of Paperchase, would you want your 7 yr old reading it out loud then asking you to explain?

kali110 Wed 01-Feb-17 14:33:33

Really?confused

ProudBadMum Wed 01-Feb-17 14:33:54

So is it just an ice cream and lick me?

If so you say well you like ice creams don't you? 7 year old says yes and you get on with your day

NavyandWhite Wed 01-Feb-17 14:34:22

If DS 10 read that he'd probably just think it meant something to do with licking the ice cream.

ineedamoreadultieradult Wed 01-Feb-17 14:34:33

Seems fine to me

Cluedough Wed 01-Feb-17 14:35:12

"What does that mean?"
"Its an avert for ice cream on Valentine's day. It's a nice dessert after dinner"

Tadahhhh!!

SillyMoomin Wed 01-Feb-17 14:35:41

If your kids ask you explain you say you lick an ice cream? hmm

Think you're waaaaaay overthinking this. And need to worry about something else

Jellybean83 Wed 01-Feb-17 14:35:42

Haha I'm so lame, been sitting for a minute trying to work out WTF 'lick me until ice cream' was supposed to mean. Get it now.

Maudlinmaud Wed 01-Feb-17 14:35:53

Yes paperchase have gone real durrrrtty!
Oh well.

LilQueenie Wed 01-Feb-17 14:36:15

I suggest you avoid all shops until valentines is over then. Have you decided how to answer her questions on the handcuffs, and cheeky slogan cups in the card shops, poundland, supermarkets, pretty much any shop!

SamineShaw Wed 01-Feb-17 14:37:22

This probably sounds preachy but I feel far too much is being written off as going over kids heads but they are not innocent for long these days 😞

ProudBadMum Wed 01-Feb-17 14:37:47

Kids hear worse in the playgrounds

Fallonjamie Wed 01-Feb-17 14:40:31

I don't think an advert with an ice cream saying 'lick me' is stealing childrens innocence.

CaoNiMa Wed 01-Feb-17 14:40:32

I think it's fine, actually - and I'm usually the first to criticise things like this. As far as I can see, it isn't misogynistic, homophobic, or racist, and thus it gets the Cao Seal of Approval.

* gavel *

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