Children in Need promoting oral sex
I feel like Mary Whitehouse. There I was, eating my breakfast, when the video to Emma Bunton’s cover of Downtown came on the television.
The lights are much brighter there / You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares / So go downtown
These innocent lyrics, first sung by Petula Clark have been ham-fistedly turned into a piece of filth by Emma Bunton’s video.
Wearing a skimpy maid’s outfit, accompanied by some buff men, Ms Bunton’s eyes and fingers head below her midriff everytime she sings the word “Downtown”.
The dirty ho.
Now in the world of music video, this would be unremarkable. We have Beyonce swimming in champagne wearing little more than a pair of knickers. We have Jay-Z and others smacking their ‘bitches’. And we have Ronan Keating, for whom there is no conceivable excuse.
But this is the official song for Children in Need!
I’m not sure what message Children in Need sends out to our kids. But if Emma Bunton’s video is anything to go by, then it’s: