Jan 9, 2014

Media briefs: Blair v poor kid … SMH click-bait … Pepsi fail …

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A World Vision art forgery? Daily Telegraph columnist Tim Blair, a self-described “rich white guy who was raised properly”, has a soft spot for World Vision and has been sponsoring a Zimbabwean child named Obvious for several years (Blair says he chose the child because of his unusual name, fearing future confrontations with police — but we won’t get into that). Obvious, now 17, sent Blair a card this year, along with a drawing — and Blair thinks he “isn’t meeting his KPIs”.

Obvious drawing

Blair says Obvious’ drawing skills have gone backwards significantly — and he is furious his Zimbabwean sponsored child is not up to snuff. World Vision is investigating the source of the drawing — perhaps the 17-year-old Zimbabwean young man did not actually draw his rich, white, well-raised patron a picture to thank him for his generosity. Blair concludes: “His next drawing will tell the story. I’m looking forward to some Obvious improvement.”

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One thought on “Media briefs: Blair v poor kid … SMH click-bait … Pepsi fail …

  1. Timehhh

    The Pepsi x Aape fiasco was (roughly) predicted a few years ago in the British comedy series Nathan Barley, as noted by the London Egotist:

    I wonder if the scene in Pepsi’s agency was similarly braindead.

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