With all the bad press do you think the job of children's entertainer is scarred? For example I know many parents who refuse to hire one to do magic tricks, clown tricks etc because they believe they are all pedophiles.
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- 13-05-2013 11:38
- 13-05-2013 12:25
You know some stupid parents then.
I would say it probably is a little bit scarred but nowhere near as badly as priests or scoutmasters for example.
People still go to catholic churches and let their children go to scouts/cubs etc.
- 13-05-2013 14:12
It's been tarnished by a minority, but everything has its minority that lets it down: Radical terrorists for Islam, radical feminists for Feminism, the militant Black Panthers for Civil Rights.
And in this case we have the reputation of child entertainers tarnished by a minority of paedophiles. People can sometimes be quick to buy into paranoia, especially through media scares, but most people retain common sense.
- 13-05-2013 14:20
That's an interesting question, I've never really thought about it.
At a few of the parties I had when I was younger at the ages of 4-7, my parents hired a child's entertainer, this was in the late 1990s (before the PC brigade were in full force!). They did for my sister as well and she's a few years younger (early 2000s).
But I do think the assumption is unfair, people are innocent until guilty. Some parents are fiercely protective and easily influenced by their friends, so who knows.