Mysteries | Posted by Jannie on 12 February 2009 @ 1:36 PM 76 Comments
Why does the Armani Exchange deem it appropriate to display that enormous heart made out of red condoms in their front window at our local shopping mall where children walk past?! (Click on photo to enlarge, if you wish.)
“Mommy, what in the world are those red things in the heart? Me, shocked and disconcerted, “Why Kelly, those are, um, lollipops, I think. Yeah, lollipops.” ”Oh funny, Mom. Look – they took all the sticks out of them. And Mom, why are you taking a picture of it?” “For my blog, Honey, for my, uh… Valentine’s post”
Hey, I’m no prude - far from it, in appropriate company at the appropriate time. And my daughter, because she asked some pointed questions not so long ago, knows the basic mechanics of how babies are made. (I wasn’t really planning on having that talk for another year when she’s 8, let alone talk about birth control until much later,) but she doesn’t deserve to be exposed to that window “decoration.” Armani’s whole thing with that “ad” is about safe sex. To me that condom display is a disgusting reflection of our society’s general moral code decay and disregard for what children see and hear. What do you think?
And if you disagree with me, I’d really like to know why.
Oh, I called Armani Exchange’s corporate office number at 212-462-1100 to complain, but when directed to the PR department I got a message that their mailbox is “full.” Hmmn, interesting.
P.S. Happy Valentine’s day – hope it is special. And if you’re single and hoping for a mate and feeling like all that romantic stuff in the stores these days (including that Armani heart,) is a slap in the face, don’t give up. Love’ll hit when you least expect it! I promise.