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  #1  
July 28th, 2006, 03:13 PM
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http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=2244298

I personally find this disgusting. It actually bothers me to even see babies crying in movies and tv--I think it is cruel to have a baby cry for entertainment purposes.
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July 28th, 2006, 03:16 PM
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I personally find this disgusting. It actually bothers me to even see babies crying in movies and tv--I think it is cruel to have a baby cry for entertainment purposes.[/b]
First of you, I can't believe you made me go through that Walmart video and secondly:

To elicit such emotion, Greenberg did the unthinkable: She took away their lollipops.

"If I thought that would have caused any harm to a child then I wouldn't have done it," she said. "And as soon as their lollipop was returned they were happy little campers."


I say no harm!
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July 28th, 2006, 03:17 PM
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Oh my gosh....these ppl are pathetic.
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July 28th, 2006, 03:21 PM
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Walmart Video?
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July 28th, 2006, 03:21 PM
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I wouldn't say child abuse. I have had to take candy away from my kids for various reasons. I didn't do it just to make them cry though. I think it was a little mean but wouldn't say it is abuse.
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July 28th, 2006, 03:22 PM
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Walmart Video?[/b]
It has a Walmart video advertisment before showing the article to me...
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July 28th, 2006, 03:26 PM
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Oh man, those kids looked pissed! I wouldn't call it child abuse.
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July 28th, 2006, 04:31 PM
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I think it is art....JMO. I have to take suckers away from my kids as soon as they hit the car...thats the rule...no lolly pops in the moving vehicle..do they cry,YES...but they stop and they are safe. I understand what they are trying to portray,and I do not think it is abuse.
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July 28th, 2006, 04:44 PM
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I think to call it abuse is HUGE disrespect to those that have actually endured abuse. Was it not nice? Sure..but I say big whoop...I saw the clip - 14,000 complaints in a single day - give me a break - over lollipops being taken away??? - where were those 14,000 complaints over the child sex slave industry or any number of REAL ills that are happening as we speak to children around the world. I think the pictures look severe simply because you don't normally professionally photograph your child in the midst of a tantrum. I don't know how artistic it is - I don't think I would do it - but I don't think it's anything to get so worked up over either.

And mine wasn't Wal-mart - I had an Audi commercial.
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July 28th, 2006, 04:48 PM
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Not abuse, maybe a bit mean? I dunno.

I like the pics.
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July 28th, 2006, 04:53 PM
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mean but definsly not abuse.

i didn't get any video....
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July 28th, 2006, 07:55 PM
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I don't think it is 'abuse'. But I don't think it is right. Taking lollipops away from children because it's time for dinner is one thing, but doing it purposely to make them cry for photographs is uncalled for.
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July 28th, 2006, 08:50 PM
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How do you think they get babies to cry on tv shows, commercials and movies?? I dont think its child abuse. I wouldnt do it to my child but I also wouldnt subject my child to child acting!
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July 29th, 2006, 06:41 AM
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I actually think its a very good exhibit! These kids are what, 2, 3 maybe......they are not going to remember someone taking their lollypop away and snapping a few pictures while their parents stood right there with them. I mean come on! Kids go through crying outbursts how many times a day on average??!?! As soon as someone takes something from them, or another kid pushes them or they fall down.......if they think that mommy or daddy saw it happen they will bust out into tears. And the article even said that they gave the lollypop back! I think the pupose of the pictures was a good one and I think that the kids will someday realize that they were part of this great thing. I like it. And yes, I would let my child be a part of it. Now, does that make me a child abuser?? I can tell you one thing, I would be PISSED if someone called me an abuser just because I let my child cry for a few seconds while someone took a picture for such a good purpose as this. But, oh well.



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July 29th, 2006, 08:05 AM
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Abuse? LOL...kinda mean maybe
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July 29th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Definitely not abuse. I have to say that, mean mommy that I am, I have video taped my kids in the midst of tantrums. I didn't purposely cause them to throw a tantrum but I find it amazing how beautiful my babies are even when they are at their worst I want to be able to look back and remember those times.
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July 29th, 2006, 11:06 AM
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I wouldn't say child abuse. I have had to take candy away from my kids for various reasons. I didn't do it just to make them cry though. I think it was a little mean but wouldn't say it is abuse.[/b]
That said I think I might crack her in her head if she did that to my baby. IF it was child abuse then the parents would be the abusers seeing they are the ones that gave her permission (and stood by) while this happend.
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July 30th, 2006, 02:05 PM
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Definitely NOT abuse
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July 30th, 2006, 03:03 PM
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NOT abuse. Those pictures are beautiful. I've taken pictures of Joshua crying... I think it's just too cute.

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July 30th, 2006, 03:11 PM
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I wouldnt call it abuse. Maybe...maybe kind of mean...taking away the kid's candy and all but definitely not abuse. Actually, some of the kids are too cute and the big crocodile tears just add to the cuteness...JMO though.
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