This year's John Lewis Christmas ad is an urban fairytale of foxes, badgers, hedgehogs and squirrels all bouncing merrily together on a child's trampoline. However not everybody was taken with the ad, with some pointing out the risks of bovine TV spread by badgers and the mess and disease spread by foxes in towns.
If you haven’t seen the ad yet, then you can watch it right now.
Those who don’t see badgers and foxes as quite so cuddly certainly had something to say about it. Leave a comment and let us know what you thought!
— Debora Robertson (@lickedspoon) November 10, 2016
@lickedspoon Also, fleas. That trampoline’ll be riddled. And the foxes presumably left the half eaten carcass of the squirrel somewhere?
— Annie Gray (@DrAnnieGray) November 10, 2016
I bet that trampoline is covered in fox and badger pxss. #johnlewis
— Adam (@adam792) November 10, 2016
Disappointed to see that the John Lewis ad pays no heed to the risks of bovine tuberculosis posed by badgers. Disgraceful.
— Bryan Roberts (@BryanRoberts72) November 10, 2016
Also, John Lewis skipped the bit where the whole family’s kept awake by the foxes having weird screaming fox sex.
— Alice Tew (@BuckinghamAlice) November 10, 2016
— Nick Settle (@Nick_Settle) November 10, 2016
Hope that lass in the John Lewis advert doesn’t catch Bovine tuberculosis from that badger. #safetytweet
— Simon (@clashboy23) November 10, 2016
Alasdair Mitchell, columist for Shooting Times commented: “The foxes would have pooed all over the trampoline and probably given a horrible disease to the poor child. While the badger would have eaten the hedgehog and with a bit of luck the local council would have come round to trap the grey squirrel. But none of that would have made a good TV commercial of course.”