Has this television advert REALLY ruined Christmas for kids?
Money transfer website PayPal has caused outrage amongst parents as they have broadcast their Christmas advert which suggests that Santa isn’t real.
Parents are boycotting the company on Facebook insisting they have ‘ruined Christmas’ by suggesting parents are responsible for the gifts. Many have complained to the advertising Standards Authority.
It is being demanded that they pull the broadcast from the television altogether.
PayPal have now been forced to publish this statement on their Facebook:
‘We just want to take a moment to say we’re sorry that some people have been upset by our new UK Christmas TV advert.
Our ad aims to take a fun look at those Christmas presents kids know come from their parents, and not in any way say Father Christmas doesn’t also deliver presents to them. We want every child to experience the magic of Christmas.
However, we have listened to our customers’ feedback. We’re making arrangements that as soon as TV channels will allow, our commercial will run only after 9pm, the ‘watershed’ after which it is assumed that younger children will not be watching TV.
Thanks, PayPal Facebook Team.’