BEFORE YOU GET ALL BENT OUTTA SHAPE….. THIS IS FAKE!!!!!
This one seems to have started with the viral Instagram post (above) earlier this week. Two pre-schoolers are nursing beers at a plastic bar set, while a third, playing a world-weary bartender in a bow tie, scowls at the camera.
It seems like a pretty obvious joke (apart from anything else, it seems like the most boring play concept imaginable), though it must be said that Instagram’s adam.the.creator has a line in high-quality parodies of brands.
The creator has much better-than-average Photoshop skills (the text on the side of the box is at exactly the right angle, for example), which seems to have led some concerned citizens to vent their rage IN ALL CAPS at Fisher-Price, thinking it was real.
One suspects there’s a social media person at Fisher-Price who’s in need of a drink — a real grownup one.
In the meantime, as you might have predicted, it turns out that “this product is not endorsed, produced or approved by Fisher-Price.”