When in the name of screaming blue blazes did this become A Thing?

By skepticlawyer

4f7c734d4440bLook, the whole kids sitting on Santa’s lap at Christmas to have their picture taken is creepy enough, but it would appear that various retailers (and others) around the place are trying to replicate the elcreepo factor with the Easter Bunny.

This. Is. Wrong. Wrongetty. Wrong. Wrong.

I know the whole torture porn aspect of Easter really doesn’t sit well with the joyous pagan shaggathon that it usurped, but trying to make the Easter Bunny into your child’s Best Friend Evah just doesn’t work. I’m sorry, I’ve never seen such a big old pile of this-shouldn’t-be-happening IN MY LIFE.

Follow the link above if you dare. The photograph included here is just a sample.

4 Comments

  1. Dave Bath
    Posted March 30, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    On not-safe-for-sensitive-kiddies easter rabbits …. (but primary kids won’t get the reference …. and some older kids might need prompting about it being from a science magazine)
    http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/print/2009/4/new-scientist-easter-bunny.jpg

  2. Posted March 31, 2013 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    I agree, truly awful, and I’ve never seen one here. I wrote about the bunnies myself …
    http://donaitkin.com/easters-music-is-sublime-but-what-sort-of-celebration-is-it-anyway/

  3. Posted March 31, 2013 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Do read Don’s piece, everyone; it’s excellent.

  4. Posted March 31, 2013 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    It does seem to be a great way to ruin any mystery and wonder that kids might have about such things.

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