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Now it is unsafe to blow balloons and bubbles for your Kids

This story caught my attention about a Clown who was banned to use balloons and blow bubbles because of Child Safety concern.

A British clown has had the smile wiped off his face after being told he could not use balloons in his act because children might be allergic to latex.

Barney Baloney said he was told by bosses at a supermarket, where he was booked to appear, that he should leave his balloons at home because of the potential for allergic reactions.

The 47-year-old entertainer, also known as Tony Turner, has previously had to ditch his bubble-making machine because he could not get public liability insurance as companies assessed that youngsters might slip and hurt themselves.

He said he was also told by one venue he could not twist balloons into the shape of guns for fear of encouraging youngsters to commit violence, although swords were deemed acceptable.

‘At this rate I will have no act left. Things are going from crazy to ridiculous,’ Barney Baloney told the Yorkshire Post newspaper.

A spokesperson for the Tesco supermarket in Leeds where he was due to appear refused to back down saying it is a health and safety issue.

The spokesperson said they had banned balloons because latex is used in the manufacture of them and this can trigger an allergic reaction in some children.

He said: ‘We always have the welfare of children at heart.’

This is getting ridiculous. We should stop taking walks for fear of getting allergies through Hayfever or pollen, we should no longer swim for fear of getting drowned, and of course we should exterminate every insect on the planet to make sure our kids are safe and not subject to any kind of disease.

Someone will profit by inventing a non-slip soap floor for use with Bubbles or a non-allergic balloon (Latex allergy? never heard of that, probably rare).

If this is where the world is headed, we may as well start living in a sterile Hospital and weaken our immune system even more so that we may truly not live a natural life.

3 Responses to “Now it is unsafe to blow balloons and bubbles for your Kids”

  1. amethyst_lover:kuririnmail.com Says:

    I agree. Those are very ridiculous points that they are bringing up. :|

    Why not let kids be scared of their own shadows! Easier to make them safer.

  2. lutymishima:hellokitty.com Says:

    Soon we’ll live inside big domes….

  3. Daniel Says:

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