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    Default Spelling Bee TV ad

    Does anyone else get really miffed when Chrissie Swan says "these are the sort of kids who have never been celebrated before"...?
    It's a bit bl00dy rude IMO. I'm pretty sure that "these sort" of kids are celebrated all the time.

    Vent over!

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    Default Spelling Bee TV ad

    I personally don't get why there needs to be an entire show dedicated to a spelling bee but that's just my opinion..

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    Yeah I found it kind of off putting, like she was inadvertently calling them nerds/losers or something...? I didn't like the choice of words used. I think it got my back up a bit cause I was one of those kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBovine View Post
    Really? When I went to school the kids who were the sporty types were celebrated and fussed over. I was bullied and picked on for being smarter than most. Things have changed but not that much.
    If I really think about it...? Yes and no. My initial thought is "STFU Chrissie Swan, I celebrate my son all the time", and yes there are times at school when good things are aimed at the smart kids, and as for bullying? my DS has not experienced that due to his intelligence. So yes I do think they are celebrated at times.
    BUT- I know that I have had 12 years of my friends focusing on others sporty kids, or dancey kids, etc, and yes I have had to defend my DS on many occasions and try and build him up and point out his value, that he's not just a nothing that deserves no attention. I've also had many a years of looking at athletics/footy photos in the school newsletters.
    But I think that this TV ad making a point of "these sort of kids have never been celebrated before", enforces that stigma. To me, it's saying "hey look, all the nerds are coming out of the woodwork, let's all stare, coz we've never paid them any attention before- coz they're nerds! haw haw haw!".

    I hope that makes sense. I guess it just hits a sore point for me.

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    I don't see the problem to be honest. Not that I watch much TV, but with all the crap that is on these days why not celebrate smart/gifted children for a change - rather than women looking for husbands or naked strangers spending the week together to see if they 'connect'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Light View Post
    I don't see the problem to be honest. Not that I watch much TV, but with all the crap that is on these days why not celebrate smart/gifted children for a change - rather than women looking for husbands or naked strangers spending the week together to see if they 'connect'.
    I don't have a problem with the show at all... just that line in the ad.


 

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