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So much wrong with this nasty rabbit weirdness John Lewis, WTF?!?

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supwithatthen Tue 23-Apr-19 14:10:23

www.johnlewis.com/pols-potten-money-box-playful-bunny-gold/p3541360

Hmm, well looking at piggy bank for new baby in the family (JLewis is my go to for lovely baby gifts), and found this when I searched for money box. An upside down "playful" rabbit with bound looking arms designed so that pennies are posted into the slot between it's legs. It is astoundingly crass and revolting.

How to take an innocent trinket and turn it unmentionable, what were the buyers thinking? Hey look we can do the degrade women and sexualise children message all at the same time, all in the guise of "playful", cos if you don't laugh you are just too boring anyway. It's like they forgot about target markets all together.

This is a money box, but not one I would ever give as a gift and if I ever received one of these I wouldn't be inviting that gift giver back!

I am feeling a little shock at my usual failsafe JLewis right now!

I don't think IABU to think yuck, AIBU?

Alsohuman Tue 30-Apr-19 12:49:28

The most obscene thing about that is the price.

Booksandwine80 Tue 30-Apr-19 12:44:12

It’s clearly not designed for a child. Also, it’s ugly as fuck grin

Seriously overthinking this one op

Erythronium Tue 23-Apr-19 18:43:14

OMG John Lewis list it as a baby gift. That's not good. They need to sort out their algorithm.

Sparklesocks Tue 23-Apr-19 18:28:32

It’s a bit ugly looking but I don’t think I would’ve made the sexual connotation with the slot tbh.

Zoflorabore Tue 23-Apr-19 18:25:51

£62 for this monstrosity?!

I would want the bunny to sing and fucking dance for that. It's horrible for sure but I think your reaction is OTT.

JustDanceAddict Tue 23-Apr-19 18:21:58

It’s gross and you’d have to have more money than sense to but it.
thinks it may be worth a fortune on Antiques Roadshow in 50 yrs time

QueenKubauOfKish Tue 23-Apr-19 18:17:01

I can't see the fruit plate! sad

Someone I knew left a job and her colleagues got her a leaving gift of a ceramic casserole dish thing with a lid with ceramic fruit on top that formed a handle. She got terrible giggles as she said the fruit was exactly like a set of bollocks.

Erythronium Tue 23-Apr-19 18:11:59

Well Pols Potten call it "Moneybox Bunny bum gold" so they know what they think the slot is.

www.polspotten.nl/nl/accessoires/spaarpotten/230-300-163-moneybox-bunny-bum-gold

Did they decide where to put the slot, then come up with the position afterwards to make it possible? Whatever, it's very tacky for John Lewis.

PrasadsNonDyingDeclaration Tue 23-Apr-19 18:05:09

I don't know what's funnier the 'obviously a reference to Pol Pot' or the fruit plate in the 'customers also bought' section.

Please don’t bring it to the OP’s attention. She’ll only think it’s a dismembered dick and balls that’s got something to do with Communism.

Usuallyinthemiddle Tue 23-Apr-19 17:56:37

Goodness, people try really hard to be offended round these parts.

LuckyLou7 Tue 23-Apr-19 17:56:19

It's not for kids.

You need to join the Charity Shop Shit group on facebook to find seriously offensive and very funny stuff to get all huffy about.

RavenLG Tue 23-Apr-19 17:52:49

Fuck me I thought it was going to be like those awful pig ornaments you could get with them in funny positions and they had crude pun names. Can we stop be habitually offended by everything ffs.

Redcherries Tue 23-Apr-19 17:31:40

Its on the site a PP linked an alternative bunny on, its call 'Bum bunny' on there so I wonder if JL remained it so as not to offend, without realising there was a tiny, minuscule percentage of shoppers who would transform it into kinky bondage money grabbing bunny ahaha.

If I ran a bar I would have it as the tip jar!

SoupDragon Tue 23-Apr-19 17:28:32

With the hole where it is and double entendre about rubber plugs I'd be more likely to assume it was supposed to be a gay male rabbit TBH!

😂😂😂

iklboo Tue 23-Apr-19 17:24:58

If you're going to complain at least say it's not an anatomically correct representation of a rabbit's reproductive system.

Mummyoflittledragon Tue 23-Apr-19 17:18:20

I was going to quote some of the comments. But there were too many notable ones. They’ve been cracking me up.... not bum cracking though - just so we are clear. Thanks for the laugh everyone. This thread is excellent!

PinkiOcelot Tue 23-Apr-19 17:12:35

£62 price tag is what’s wrong with it.

Ali1cedowntherabbithole Tue 23-Apr-19 17:10:33

I’m not remotely offended, but a money slot in the vagina (vulva for the pedants) is pretty sexualised to me.

tessieandoz Tue 23-Apr-19 17:09:41

More unnecessary tat. Never mind crass design. Cannot see anything sexualised in it by the way

Honeyroar Tue 23-Apr-19 16:56:32

It's pretty hideous and the price is ridiculous, but I'd not say it was offensive.

The Asda one really shocked me and made me giggle when I saw it. I nearly bought it for a friend with a real live rampant rabbit.

64sNewName Tue 23-Apr-19 16:55:22

The idea that a company designing poncy trinkets pour la maison would use a reference to Pol Pot as their brand name is my favourite bit of all this.

HappyLife21 Tue 23-Apr-19 16:53:14

God, could you just imagine if you owned that?! Every bloke I know would insist on doing some kind of in and out with a pound coin trying to money fuck the bunny. Same as they always make cuddly toys shag.

KidLorneRoll Tue 23-Apr-19 16:50:33

"Why do people always buy new babies money boxes? "

Really handy when you are short 20p for the bus.

PinkHeart5914 Tue 23-Apr-19 16:49:16

Why do people always buy new babies money boxes? Worst gift ever and they are never wanted!

<<misses point>>

tempester28 Tue 23-Apr-19 16:48:59

£62 !

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