Talk:Poster child

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Sounds like someone has a liberal agenda that they want to push... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:18, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

OR tag[edit]


since reading of this short article disclosed none and showed it to be consistent with wp Encyclopaedic Q (talk) 22:39, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Actually, I guess this was it:

skewing perceptions as a whole. For example, someone who is suffering from only a mild form of a serious disease might be used in media presentations in an effort to demonstrate how someone can live a fully and productive life who has contracted it, when in reality the majority of people suffering from the disease live in a far worse condition with lower levels of functionality; this leads to the criticism that the person with a mild form of the disease used on television and in the media is a "poster boy", not adequately reflecting the severity of the condition for most people.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:46, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Since that passage is gone, and most of the claims are referenced (I hope to either reference or delete the rest), I'm going to remove the OR tag. Kestenbaum (talk) 20:42, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Factual gaps[edit]

The current state of the article intro and the image omit a central (if not primary) description of "poster child": the use of a specific, named and identifiable person on a poster as part of an annual campaign to raise funds for a cause or organization. dr.ef.tymac (talk) 17:03, 5 September 2009 (UTC)


Isn't this article rather incomplete? What was the first organization to employ children on posters to engage the public regarding some malady? Wasn't it the March of Dimes? Their first poster child campaign was in 1946: . Can someone update this article by confirming who used poster children first? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:23, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

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Animal equivalent?[edit]

Is there a similar term for animals? Such as Cecil the Lion for big game hunting, or Harambe the gorilla for zoo captivity. -- GreenC 15:50, 19 June 2016 (UTC)