Do you ever see an ad — let’s say, that ad for Amazon Prime featuring the young woman who decides to “rock her mustache” — and wonder how many people it had to go through to make its way to your TV? Someone pitched the concept to the company, which decided to hire an actress and a production crew and buy airtime … did anyone along that assembly line speak up and say, “This is a bad idea?”
We’re wondering the same about this “licking game.” Who got the idea, from where, and managed to get a crew together to set up plexiglass windows in the gym for students and staff to lick each other? Didn’t anyone say, “This is a bad idea?”
The principal apparently didn’t think it was a bad idea, although the school district is now backtracking.
Jason Rantz writes:
Before students left for spring break, Desert Hills Middle School in Kennewick hosted an assembly and fundraiser that featured a competition between students and staff. Two plexiglass panes were stationed in the middle of the gymnasium and each side of the glass had four spots of marshmallow cream. Students and staff then competed to lick it off the plexiglass, often with adult educators and their minor students licking their respective sides of the glass at once. Students in the crowd could be heard screaming, “ew,” “disgusting,” “that’s so gross,” and “what the heck?” One student yelled, “who thought that this was a good idea?”
The superintendent has said, “The content of a video being shared on social media is highly concerning.”