Candy Land draws fire for using unhealthy, sexualized body images in its children's board game

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  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    April 26, 2013 9:16 p.m.

    There are two distinct issues here. First is the irrefutable fact that the vast majority of Americans engage in gluttony and sloth to levels never before seen in this Country. By and large, they don"t even want to engage in anything even remotely as challenging as this simple board game. They would rather sit around watching reality television, while collecting welfare. They do call upon the left-wing doctrine of political correctness as a shield to prevent anyone from criticizing them.

    However, it is also an irrefutable fact that the modern entertainment industry is openly attacking traditional marriage and family at every turn. Indeed, this industry has an open and stated agenda of promoting wanton, uncontrolled sexuality. With this as the goal, the industry will not and does not hesitate to sell deviant sexuality to as young of children as possible.

    There can be only one solution here. All parents who truly care about the welfare of their children must turn their backs on all entertainment that does not promote the traditional values that made this Country great, such as: modesty, chastity, sacrifice, hard work, and self-control.

  • jasonstucki provo, UT
    April 26, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    I completely understand why people are offended. After all, no one in America is beautiful and skinny anymore. Look around, everyone is F A T! We need to make Candyland and other games politically correct. Obviously, characters in Candyland should be fat, ugly individuals with rotting teeth!

  • JRO35 Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 26, 2013 11:58 a.m.

    It's just a game!

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    April 26, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    There is nothing wrong with showing fit and beautiful people. I don't see anything wrong with either candy land or Disney. In this country of increasing obesity it is even more important to emphasize fitness and taking care of oneself. Our societal propensity to be politically correct in an effort to not Hren feelings is out of control.

  • Buzzards LEHI, UT
    April 26, 2013 11:55 a.m.

    I am a proud prude, but neither one of those characters comes across as "sexualized", at least not more than any Disney princess. Cartoon characters are always idealized, but no harm no foul here unless you are all freaked out that Wilma Flinstone wears an off the shoulder dress.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 26, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    Its getting tiresome hearing about larger and unattractive people getting angry at the suggestion its also perfectly ok to be skinny and attractive.

    If they had a fat and ugly princess wouldnt that be encouraging kids to be fat and unhealthy?