Last night, I was watching the 6pm news - and Julien was playing with his cars. A set of commercials comes on, and Julien looks up and starts watching. The commercial was advertising the new Charlie Sheen show that is coming this fall. Does it have anything to do with the show? not really. This particular commercial shows him standing on train tracks, getting hit by a train and walking away unscathed (well, he has some dirt or soot on his face, but that's about it) and he says "everyone deserves a 24th chance". Julien thought it was SO COOL that the man got hit by a train and didn't get hurt.
That is NOT what I want my children seeing. As parents, we teach our children NOT to play on/near railway lines because they are VERY dangerous. We teach them to look both ways before crossing a street, and when they are really young they need to hold our hands.
Yet at 6pm, when most children are awake, there is a commercial showing this? Not impressed AT ALL. I have written to CTV asking at the very least they move the commercial to after 9pm, if not remove it completely.
As a mom, I don't shelter my kids too much in terms of the type of shows/movies they watch. We make sure to talk about the things they are seeing, and there are times we will have him close his eyes until a scene is over, or we will fast forward. But this upsets me - and I made sure to tell him when it was over that it was not a REAL train collision, just a fake one on tv - but it still bothers me that he had the chance to see it.
If you object to the commercial as I do, I urge you to write to them also.