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20Mar/1513

Horrible Children’s Voices Haribo Advert

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These horrible children's voices Haribo adverts are two of the most profoundly disturbing things I've ever seen.

The hideous glee in the actors' faces, the juxtaposition of adult with child and all its terrible ramifications and the sheer saccharine gak of the whole affair.

I have a big problem with using children in adverts, I don't really see how there's any reasonable objection to this perspective. Using children to assist in your attempts to get more money out of people strikes me as fundamentally objectionable and rather grubby.

There's something oozingly, hazily and sickeningly wrong about this. It's hard to put in words - and I didn't need to tell you why. You just know that, one some level, there's something wrong here. Something awful.

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Grown-up people should not eat Haribo - this is all the evidence you need. It's infantile, infantilising and just so remarkably wrong and if you don't stop this is what happens.

Seriously, who thought these Haribo adverts are a good idea? Who dreamed it up and, more to the point, have they had an intensive course of counselling? And do they rub their hands, like Lady Macbeth, in an effort to cleanse themselves of the terrible crime they have committed?

Horrible Haribo advert

This stuff, right here, is why I couldn't be an actor. I simply couldn't **** it up to this degree without sitting in darkness for a long time thinking about what I'd done. I don't blame the actors in question - they're only making living - but this is basically the acting equivalent of making someone lick your shoes.

These Haribo... things are not simply terrible adverts, they're just horrid creations that have no place in any kinda of sane or decent world. Though, handily, they provide a perfect example of what Haribo amounts to: infantilising bullshit.

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  • Adam Morris

    I loathe these adverts more than anything else I can think of on the TV. More than Miranda Hart. They make my skin crawl that much.

    I thought they had gone away but they have been re-launched, presumably to attract the Xmas paedophile market 2015.

    They are the worst advertising ever created for anything. Watching them is a form of torture and they are irrefutable evidence that advertisers should be made to get a certificate issued by a mental health board of control before they are allowed to put this vile sewage on rotation on our TV screens.

    Anyone who likes this nauseous bilge should be reported immediately.

  • Onmebike

    If you reversed the ad and had children doing things like smoking, drinking, copping off with one another the incensed rage that would fall upon you head is remarkably like my feelings for this piece of crap.

    Thank goodness I don’t own a gun because far from fancying a sugary diabetes inducing treat this adturd makes me want to go postal in the cinema and cap the fucking lot.

    • david

      What’s the matter with you people,it’s not politically correct probably?.There are a dam site worse adverts, i like it!

      • What’s political correctness got to do with it?

      • Onmebike

        Like the man said, “What’s political correctness got to do with it”?
        If you like the advert you might consider whether a site titled “Adturds” is for you.

  • Onmebike

    If you reversed the ad and had children doing things like smoking, drinking, copping off with one another the incensed rage that would fall upon you head is remarkably like my feelings for this piece of crap.

    Thank goodness I don’t own a gun because far from fancying a sugary diabetes inducing treat this adturd makes me want to go postal in the cinema and cap the fucking lot.

  • Gerald

    Those make me feel genuinely nauseous.

  • Gerald

    Those make me feel genuinely nauseous.

  • uker

    yep yep mute these smacktards, and just think some gimp got paid loads of money to come up with this crap

  • Kymera

    This is one of the, many, adverts that I dive for the remote control and switch to ‘Guide’ for. I’d rather sit in depressing silence, with lines of text on the tv, than sit through this excrutiating turd of an advert.

    • Kuntalina Friggles

      Yep!!! it`s another sheer unadulterated,pure & total bastard of a shitevert.

      Ah………Mute Button!!!!

  • Kymera

    This is one of the, many, adverts that I dive for the remote control and switch to ‘Guide’ for. I’d rather sit in depressing silence, with lines of text on the tv, than sit through this excrutiating turd of an advert.

    • Kuntalina Friggles

      Yep!!! it`s another sheer unadulterated,pure & total bastard of a shitevert.

      Ah………Mute Button!!!!

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