By Amanda Dickman in News on Jun 29, 2007 10:55PM
Chicagoist loves getting free stuff. Whether it's Free Cone Day, burritos, or bags of useless trinkets, we revel in all things gained sans payment. But, when a goodie bag containing condoms, a racy catalogue from Lover's Lane, an explicit CD, coupons for sexual favors and suntan lotion packets with marijuana leaves on them is given to a 12-year-old girl, the buck stops there.
As was the case last weekend when Pam Richard took her three daughters to the B96 Summerbash at Toyota Park to see Hilary Duff, Rihanna and Akon (warning: site contains sound that can't be turned off). The young girl received the bag and when Richard realized what was inside, she was outraged. Nevermind the irony that she was taking her kid to see a man who dry-humped an underage girl on stage. Yes, we know, he apologized and the girl snuck into an 18-and-over club, but still, do you want your 12-year-old to see humping on stage, legal-aged participants or not? We digress.
The Lisle-based Mixmaster Throwdown was responsible for the bags, which they say were there by mistake. The sex-riddled bags are usually given out at nightclubs and other events that are adults-only but somehow found their way to the mostly pre-teen and teenaged show. The director of Mixmaster, Dan Morrell, has apologized profusely to Richard, her daughter and B96 and said, "ultimately I'm responsible. As a single father, it makes me sick to think that those bags can get into the hands of a 12-year-old." It's great that Morrell is apologetic and willing to take the heat; maybe he'll pay better attention next time.
Now, if only we could get our hands on one of those bags...
Image via pantagrapher.