Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Jigsaw Disgusted With Jay Jay’s

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 JANUARY 2008

Jigsaw Disgusted With Jay Jay’s New Children’s Clothing Range

Jigsaw Family Services is disgusted with a new pre teens clothing range that has come out, which is called “Little Losers”.

The T-Shirts, aimed at children as young as ten years of age have a series of messages on them not suitable for children.

Jigsaw CEO Strategic Relationships, Tau Huirama and Jigsaw Deputy Chairperson and Manager of Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri, Hera Clarke support Children’s Commissioner Cindy Kiro’s statements about the T-Shirts and are very disappointed that a leading clothing shop for young people would be selling clothes with such inappropriate messages on them.

Mr Huirama believes people should be aware that the T-Shirts are degrading of children and wants to discourage parents from buying them.

“T-Shirts with offensive and derogatory messages exploiting children should be avoided. Children excel when parents encourage their children to be the best they can be and will then be likely to live the messages of possibility.”

Ms Clarke is concerned that the T-Shirts are making a joke of situations that are very serious for children in New Zealand.

“It is disappointing to see such a popular children’s clothing shop make light of situations that are very serious for young people in New Zealand. The T-Shirts make fun of young men within a sexual connotation, brand girls as bitches and make fun of girls being intoxicated. This is no laughing matter for young people in New Zealand. T-Shirts like these are making sexual issues, behavioural issues and drinking alcohol seem cool and fun. This is the wrong message to send to young people in New Zealand.”

Both Mr Huirama and Ms Clarke are concerned that the owners of Jay Jays cannot see any harm in these T-Shirts. They say they would be happy to discuss this issue with them so they can come to understand the concerns.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Govt’s Token Plans For Cyber-Security

Basically, the world is divided into two types of people: those who think the Panama Papers illustrate the bad shit that some people do, and those who think the Panama Papers illustrate what needs to be done to make sure no-one else discovers the shit – good or bad – that they’re doing. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac’s Grudging Concession To Reality

Is this any way to run a health system… whereby terminally ill patients are forced into public demonstrations before the government (and its funding agency Pharmac) will grudgingly provide the money for life-saving treatments freely available and publically funded in Australia for the best part of a year? More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Healthy Homes Bill Passes First Reading

Some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children and families are on their way towards safer living conditions with the passing of the first reading of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in Parliament last night, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire: Home, And A Way

The one thing even more popular than an Auckland house is offering advice on how to afford an Auckland house. So, on the grounds it can’t be worse than some of the stuff that’s out there, here’s my three cents* worth. [*Up 50% since 2013!] More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news