This commercial is billed (on LiveLeak, by a random, but still) as New Zealand’s response to a supposed epidemic of baby-swinging (which the random calls “swingsploitation,” and which doesn’t make sense), after that obviously manipulated and debunked viral video outraged it’s way around the world’s inboxes. If someone tells you they’ve seen a more messed up PSA today or possibly ever, they’re lying:

Top 6 Reasons This Is Messed Up:

1. Nobody watched that first viral video and said “I think I’ll swing a baby around.”

2. This PSA is clearly supposed to be about the harmful things people do after binge drinking in general.

3. Whoever made this PSA ingeniously and evil-ly sensationalized it by copying the baby-swinging video, and that is messed up.

4. It’s not a baby, it’s a kid.

5. He totally throws the kid against the wall!

6. Referencing a viral video, any viral video, in a PSA, results in an unavoidable humorous effect, even if the subject is not meant to be humorous.

If you can judge a people by the PSAs that people’s government feels the need to use that people’s tax money to make, and I do, New Zealand, you guys, stop getting so drunk! (JK! I’m from Florida for Shaken Baby Syndrome PSA’s sake. More like, New Zealand, stop letting them waste your tax money on PSAs that are crazy!)

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Comments (20)
  1. i saw once were warriors. that’s the best birthday the kid’s ever had.

  2. I’d let him swing my baby.

  3. darkbhudda  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 0

    What next? PSAs with drunk people tossing babies into ceiling fans?

  4. Both videos are horrifying. Fighting fire with a fire, that is what it looks like. Stupid promotion. I think the video ad is from New Zealand, in the end it refers to the site

  5. Kiwi  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 0

    Umm. actually its from NZ, the man is Maori

  6. jimmy  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 +5

    Couple of comments:

    1. This is from New Zealand, not Australia. See NZ accents, Maori’s, and the NZ website at the end:

    2. This is quite obviously not an “anti-baby-swinging” PSA, but a “don’t be a d*ckhead when you’re drunk” PSA. If the tagline didn’t make it clear enough, the website should. The poster is completely missing the point.

    3. Looks like they’re having a pretty sweet BBQ otherwise :)

  7. Drew in Seattle  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 +1

    Hmmmmm. My Dad picked me up once when he was drunk in an attempt to give a hug. He fell backwards and my face got smashed into a chair.
    This is a serious issue.

  8. Chris  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 0

    Dont blame the Aussies its a Kiwi ad

  9. hauk  |   Posted on Dec 4th, 2008 +1

    Interesting view.
    The problem is, this particular PSA was designed and aired long before what you refer to as “debunked viral video” started making its rounds.
    Also, the “debunkment” part is a little questionable. Apparently, the Australian authorities believe it wasn’t altered in any way.
    Seriously, though, after this whole swinging baby saga I will never ever listen to anyone who claims to be a video imaging guru and says something is fake, faake, or even FAAAKE.

  10. Dave  |   Posted on Dec 4th, 2008 0

    .nz means it’s from New Zealand, not Australia.

  11. Pau  |   Posted on Dec 4th, 2008 0

    I find it rather hysterical. I’d love to see their take on “population control”.

  12. Scott  |   Posted on Dec 4th, 2008 0

    Geography Fail. The .nz suffix on the “” is for New Zealand, not Australia.

  13. That kid had it coming.

  14. Where does it say Australia? It says New Zealand four times.

  15. Richard  |   Posted on Dec 5th, 2008 0

    This add has been on New Zealand TV for some time now. It was one of a series of three add to highlight NZ drinking culture. Oddly enough, no-one really complained about this one. There were, however, many complaints about the one where a woman gets so drunk a man is able shepherd her down an alleyway.

  16. MsInformed  |   Posted on Dec 10th, 2008 +1

    We used to do this as kids. But outside! Swinging, not drinking.

  17. redgum  |   Posted on Dec 28th, 2008 -1

    I think you will find this commercial is a New Zealand one, targeted and stupid drunken behavior. So best do some more research, before you start slinging shit. cheers.

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