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Old 07-05-2018, 04:07 AM
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Just seen this electronic (possibly also on paper) flyer issued by the Hastings True Crime Museum.

My friend saw it and thought the juxtaposition of "the Ripper", the hand with the knife in the alley, and the words "Family Fun" in rather poor taste.

What do you think?
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Personal I find it in extremely poor taste.
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Personal I find it in extremely poor taste.
There's a poll at the top of the page GUT.
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I have to agree Helena. It’s sounds like some kind of Jack The Ripper ‘fun park.’

Not good.

Well done for pointing it out
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Nah ... most kids nowadays are running around the streets with a knife like that tucked in their waist band.

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That museum has rated very well on review sites like Trip Advisor.

Might not be every parents' idea of family fun
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That museum has rated very well on review sites like Trip Advisor.

Might not be every parents' idea of family fun
The people who run it certainly work very hard and under quite challenging conditions - it's freezing in there in winter and in summer they miss out on all the sunshine. They brainstorm to think up new events and ways to promote the museum.
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The family fun bit apparently relates to a rat hunt in the 'sewers.' If they're going to have kids dancing along playing on their recorders, it might be a bit stressful for the parents.
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Well, the poll results are 50-50.
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I'm sure some SJW, somewhere will be offended...so I think the poster is great.
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