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UK: Payday lender Wonga to remove puppet advert to avoid attracting children, amid consumer protest

Wonga's Grandparent Puppets To Go After 'Grooming Children' Criticism, 14 July 2014

Wonga's grandparent puppets, stars of the...payday lender's recent adverts, are to be axed as part of the firm's attempt to avoid "anything which inadvertently attracts children". The payday giant's move comes after consumer experts recently accused the firm of "grooming" young children by advertising during children's programming. Andy Haste...who is taking over as chair of Wonga...[said] that he would review how the business operates and that the puppets would be axed.