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Does this commercial for the new Monopoly game send a bad message to kids?

Kyra 2011/10/14 02:36:39

Getting children excited about debt!
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  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2012/04/14 20:37:53
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    But isn't that what Monopoly is about? Why is it an issue?

    We've all grown up playing it so why are people offended and frighted that it gives a bad message?

    It makes no sense. It's a game where the point is to buy everything and not be in debt. You lose if you lose your money as do you do in real life.
  • Kyra brutusi... 2012/04/15 01:19:19
    Kyra
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    It's all on credit now.
  • wolfshadow 2012/04/14 20:03:28
    wolfshadow
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    Certainly not something I would buy my family... based on the commercial....
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2012/04/14 18:47:34
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
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    Of course it does. Kids are smart and watch us careful. If they see Mommy using a card (whether it be your bank card or a credit card) instead to buy stuff instead of using real cash they don't get that you are spending real money and then they'll emulate that behavior when they get older. So yes it's a bad message. Monopoly is a bad enough game as it is and then to change it and advertize it in this manner is disgusting. They are selling the future into futher debt by promoting this swill and THAT'S what got our economy into it's current crappy state that it is in right now.
  • Heptarch 2012/04/14 15:55:07
    Heptarch
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    Are you freaking kidding me? This is horrible. It's not bad enough that our entire nation is in debt, but we have to make a game about it? Geh.
  • Flea 2011/11/13 03:53:00
    Flea
    +2
    Ayuh. As if games about killing other people in a realistic setting isn't enough, Parker Bros. has to set the banality bar a little lower...
  • Illjwamh 2011/10/16 04:26:33
    Illjwamh
    +3
    Hey, mommy, why don't you use your credit card? It's unlimited money!
  • cj 2011/10/15 00:31:16
    cj
    +2
    wow. they even changed the song. it originally goes "its not about the money." horrible. Just explain to your kids that you have to pay them back when you use the credit card.
  • Liza Jane 2011/10/14 23:36:41
    Liza Jane
    +2
    There are a couple games like that... it's blatant shilling to children.

    My children wont be playing stupid games like that.
  • Cookielane 2011/10/14 13:39:26
  • Queen B 2011/10/14 10:24:37
  • SilverWings 2011/10/14 09:09:35
    SilverWings
    +2
    Exactly! That definitely sends the wrong message. All ready there are to many kids hoping and wishing they would become an over night super rich rock star the way it is.
  • Tom Degan 2011/10/14 07:33:25
    Tom Degan
    +2
    Wow! Did I just hallucinate that? A hideous message.

    hrrp://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
  • twocrows 2011/10/14 05:55:17
    twocrows
    +3
    YES! YOU TOO CAN GO INTO DEBT FOR LIFE!
    obviously, the plan is to catch them early, hook them for life.

    but, seriously, didn't we see this coming? kids tv, for the most part, is just one long commercial for sugar and toys. it's been that way for over a generation. now they're just being more blatant about it.
  • Jerry (Iron Priest)☮ R ☮ P ☮ 201
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    I would imagine that most Professors in Personal Financial Planning and Investments would say it's the wrong message. I would agree with them. Debt is what caused the economy to suck and those morons are promoting it.
  • ETpro 2011/10/14 04:51:50
    ETpro
    +3
    Please tell me this is just a joke!
  • Schizophrenic_Subject 2011/10/14 04:28:12
    Schizophrenic_Subject
    +3
    Parents panic over a smattering of bad language, yet condone games and programs that may inspire a lifetime of bad decisions and regret.

    Brilliant.
  • [Katsu]™ 2011/10/14 03:43:20
  • Duke----The Non Racist, Fun... 2011/10/14 02:57:51
    Duke----The Non Racist, Funny Duke !
    +2
    Yes, an extremely bad message. I was appalled when I first saw this commercial
  • Loverofcountry 2011/10/14 02:55:53
    Loverofcountry
    +2
    Oh yah, teach them young so that they can get a head start on their debt.
  • Dandydon 2011/10/14 02:44:57
    Dandydon
    +2
    Probably depends on the person..
    I guess the same kids that would watch a cartoon of a mouse smashing a cat in the head with a hammer,then felt like it's okay to try that on somebody,they would probably get the wrong message...
    Instead of knowing it's just a game...
  • Astro-Boy PHAET 2011/10/14 02:44:47
    Astro-Boy PHAET
    +2
    Is this a real ad? wow.
  • Kyra Astro-B... 2011/10/14 02:46:10
    Kyra
    +2
    I saw it on TV today.
  • BlackwinterG36C 2011/10/14 02:42:20
    BlackwinterG36C
    +2
    WOW thats beyond f*ed up. Damn the younger generation is REALLY shallow. There's the next crash waiting to happen.
  • Flea Blackwi... 2011/11/13 03:47:39
    Flea
    +2
    If the younger generation is so shallow, who is to blame for teaching them shallowness?
  • Blackwi... Flea 2011/11/13 19:42:26
    BlackwinterG36C
    +1
    Disney!!! They have a WHOLE chanel devoted to shallow meaningless bland crap!!!
    Disney Chanel
  • Flea Blackwi... 2011/11/13 20:06:37
    Flea
    +2
    ... and who is allowing them to watch Disney?????

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