The World Wildlife Fund thinks its corporate logo should be plastered on children’s flesh.
Whether the issue is nuclear disarmament, labour practices in developing countries, or the environment, these matters are complicated. Nuances and tradeoffs are not things children fully understand. A 10-year-old lacks a bedrock of experience, has had no opportunity to develop an independent opinion, and has made none of the painful mistakes that bring wisdom.
Many jurisdictions frown on advertising that targets children. Presumably that’s because we recognize that children have fewer intellectual and psychological defenses. Perhaps it’s also because we regard childhood as a fleeting time of innocence and wonder.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), however, thinks children are walking billboards. It thinks its corporate logo should be plastered on their flesh.
According to a press…
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