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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?

RosemarysBush Tue 23-Apr-19 14:12:29

But weird. Not sure how it degrades women though?

LaurieFairyCake Tue 23-Apr-19 14:13:15

I think you're crackers

The rabbit is doing a shoulder stand (it's arms aren't bound)

And you're posting the money in its arse/bottom/crack

It's barely eyebrow raising hmmconfusedand I can be really prudish

lubeybooby Tue 23-Apr-19 14:14:27

really don't think it's aimed at children - it's just a silly gift is all nothing to get all het up about. You make it sound like actual porn or something but it's just a bit daft imo. It's not yuck it's just 'meh'

LaurieMarlow Tue 23-Apr-19 14:14:27

I'd say it's a bit ill thought through rather than 'astoundingly crass and revolting'.

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Tue 23-Apr-19 14:14:50

The placement could be better but it’s a rabbit, I think your sexualising and degrading comments are a reach. Doesn’t look to me like the arms are bound to me.

Cbatothinkofaname Tue 23-Apr-19 14:15:00

I wouldn’t waste my money on shit like that. But I think you’ve got a seriously weird thought process about it OP

outpinked Tue 23-Apr-19 14:15:11

This is up there with the weirdest MN threads ever. It looks like a bunny doing yoga. How on Earth is this degrading women? You’re crackers.

Treaclesweet Tue 23-Apr-19 14:16:29

Rorschach blot much op? Maybe there's something you'd like to explore?

PolPotNoodle Tue 23-Apr-19 14:16:34

It's sexualised because you have sexualised it, OP. I don't look at a money slot and think 'FANNY' nor do I associate my fanny as being a place to shove coins.

Next you'll be telling me that piggy banks are revolting and encourage children to mutilate real life pigs by cutting a slot in their backs to shove their 2ps in.

Villanellesproudmum Tue 23-Apr-19 14:17:01

Maybe they are trying to compete with the M&S yoga bunny and the ASDA erection bunny?

MadCatEnthusiast Tue 23-Apr-19 14:17:02

The way you put it vs what I saw made me grin made me laugh aloud. It's really not that deep, OP. The price, however, for this is ridiculous!

ballsdeep Tue 23-Apr-19 14:18:35

Oh ffs some people really are offended by anything. I'd be more shocked at the price tag tbh.
Get a grip. If you dont like it then don't look at it or buy it

FairNotFair Tue 23-Apr-19 14:20:00

It's certainly ugly but I can't see anything other than an unattractive money box shaped like a rabbit doing yoga.

The OP's thought processes, on the other hand ... confusedgrin

alltoomuchrightnow Tue 23-Apr-19 14:20:21

yep I'm shocked at that price...just nuts!

ballsdeep Tue 23-Apr-19 14:21:09

Although maybe youve sexualised it because its a pose you're familiar with? Do you collect lots of 2p coins op? 😉😉

VivaDixie Tue 23-Apr-19 14:23:25

Are you all on crack?

No feckin way would I buy this. Posting money in a bunny's arse? This is normal MN behaviour now is it?

OP. YADNBU

Bravelurker Tue 23-Apr-19 14:23:25

£62! Is what stood out to me.

supwithatthen Tue 23-Apr-19 14:25:52

To be clear the item adds style and a touch of spice to a space seemed to have obvious sexual connotations and yeah I think that's grim in a product associated with children.

Next you'll be telling me that piggy banks are revolting and encourage children to mutilate real life pigs by cutting a slot in their backs to shove their 2ps in.
I think piggy banks are great gifts for children, just not upside down with a slot between the legs!

InadvertentlyBrilliant Tue 23-Apr-19 14:28:08

The slot is on its bottom and not actually between its legs. I'm not really sure it's hands are bound but maybe I can't see it properly. A child would put the money in probably from behind, although they could put it in from the front, between the legs, if they were playing about for laughs when they are a bit older. I'm not keen, especially at £62 but I don't find it particularly offensive.

You could always purchase their Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit money box (£20) which has a 5-star review or their Kelly at Bashful Bunny money box (£12).

totallywired Tue 23-Apr-19 14:30:37

It's clearly meant to be a slightly risque gift for adults, inspired by Jeff Koons. The slot very clearly suggests vagina. It's called 'Pols Potten Money Box' obviously a reference to Pol Pot, so definitely not aimed at children.

thecatsthecats Tue 23-Apr-19 14:30:53

I'm not sure someone with a £62 moneybox needs to save their change tbh.

NoBaggyPants Tue 23-Apr-19 14:33:34

It's called 'Pols Potten Money Box' obviously a reference to Pol Pot, so definitely not aimed at children.

This is fucking hilarious. Pols Potten is a Dutch brand, it means Pols Pots!

Hermagsjesty Tue 23-Apr-19 14:33:46

It’s not designed for children though, is it? It’s an ornament/ trinket. The rabbit is doing yoga, isn’t it? I think it’s the kind of silly gift you’d get for your partner. It’s not to my taste but I definitely don’t think it’s in anyway offensive.

BabyDarlingDollfaceHoney Tue 23-Apr-19 14:34:10

Most bonkers thread ever.

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