Pole dancing on Wii Fit – Really?
Peekaboo’s been at it again… 4 years ago their poles aimed at young girls were pulled from Tesco stores in the UK, and they could be facing more controversy soon.
I read a post last week that stated Wii are working in collaboration with Carman Electra and Peekaboo to get a pole dance game out.
Being me, a fairly inquisitive and sceptical person, I didn’t believe that was true – or an appropriate setting to learn pole – so I set about finding out the background to this.
The original blogger didn’t post or reply to my comment, Peekaboo’s contact form wasn’t working, Carmen Electra’s management did not reply to my email and Nintendo sat on the fence with a neutral response: “I’m afraid we have no information regarding a release such as this at this stage.”
In my opinion, it really wouldn’t be responsible for any of the parties that may be considering this, and I can just see the story on 60 Minutes. Wii games are often played amongst a group of friends or family, encourage people to very competitive and could have alcohol thrown into the mix.
There are DVDs and online videos that are there to teach pole, which I can’t comment on, having never watched any, so it’s something that’s been successful in the past, but I can just see that having it in a Wii format could alter the focus from learning to becoming a competition to pull out difficult pole dance tricks. Pole dancing and fun is all good, but I just hope if Nintendo and Peekaboo do go ahead with this, they market it appropriately and don’t have it as a contest game.
Maybe I’ve just got my sensible head on and should be thrilled that pole dancing will be opened up to yet another audience. What are your views? Would you rush out and buy it?
No doubt it would be a raging success either way, with the big names supporting it, I just hope that if it does go to market there aren’t any serious injuries as a result.
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