Perversion begets perversion - In doing some reading on the web yesterday I came across this item that really just sickens me. It speaks to the perversion that is woven into society and how our culture regards sex and our children.
Sara Nelson writes for the Daily Mail:
A father-of-two has spoken of his disgust after spotting fruity cartoon characters appearing to have sex on SWEET wrappers.
Simon Simpkins was buying Haribo MAOAM sour candies for his children when he noticed the 'pornographic' illustrations of limes, lemons and cherries romping with each other.
Mr Simpkins, of Pontefract, West Yorkshire, said: 'The lemon and lime are locked in what appears to be a carnal encounter.
The article, Father's fury over children's 'pornographic' sweet wrappers, includes photos of the wrappers which I won't display here because I do find them vulgar - particularly the expression on one of the cartoon characters.
The point though is that these candies are of course geared toward the youth. What does it say about a culture's mindset that it no longer seeks to protect its youth from risky, life altering, behavior but instead encourages that behavior through not only its media, music, and now candy?