People Are Complaining About The Plug Boy In Sainsbury's Christmas Advert
In this year's battle for the most iconic Christmas ad, Sainsbury's has arguably taken to the top spot thanks to its impressive school nativity ad, and there's no denying there's one star of the show in particular.
The boy dressed as a plug, who is now affectionately nicknamed 'Plug Boy' or 'Socketman' has become a firm favourite among viewers, but dozens of people have complained about the young boy's role in the advert.
For anyone who hasn't seen the heartwarming Chrimbo ad, it's basically the Christmas nativity performance that most teachers can only dream of...
The singer performs an adorable yet hugely talented rendition of New Radicals' 'You Get What You Give' but it's Plug Boy that got everyone talking.
Ten-year-old Harrison runs into shot one minute and 30 seconds into the two minute ad, before throwing himself into a socket, which lights up a huge Christmas tree on stage.
But, some people aren't happy with Harrison's electrical contribution to the advert, as the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has reportedly received a total of 35 complaints about the advert on the grounds of health and safety.
Unhappy viewers claim the advert could encourage young children to play with sockets, but it's fair to say that Plug Boy's fans are not happy with the complaints.
If someone has an issue with #PlugBoy and the Sainsbury's advert then I think they generally just have an issue with life.
- Mia Gittins (@MiaGittinsxx) December 2, 2018
If your kid tries to throw them self into an electrical socket after watching #SainsburysXmasAd then your kids a twat:v:If they are young enough to stick their fingers in and you haven't got socket covers, that's just bad parenting♀️
STOP TRYNA RUIN CHRISTMAS!!! #PlugBoy
- Claire (@Clairedashian) December 2, 2018
What has the world come to!! The little lads a legend!!
GET A LIFE PEOPLE
- Gavin Price (@pricetag1978) December 2, 2018
Judging by the number of furious tweets, the 35 people who complained to ASA are severely outnumbered in comparison to the number of people in favour of the ad.
The supermarket has not yet commented on the advert complaints.
Featured Image Credit: Sainsbury's