OPS-PIA Ripped Doll (found Filipino child abuse PSA; 1997)
The OPS-PIA Ripped Doll commercial was a Filipino child abuse PSA aired in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The commercial is known to be unsettling due to its content that highlighted a visual representation of child abuse.
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The PSA featured a beaten-up doll getting smashed or ripped apart in either a dark or violet background according to eyewitnesses. The doll's face then changes over time. Other eyewitnesses claim they hear sounds of a girl crying while a male voice is shouting and beating at her (presumably her father). After the doll has been smashed, the hand appears and blocks the screen.
It was said to be aired on Studio 23 during NCAA, morning cartoons on ABS-CBN and Eat Bulaga on GMA 7. It was reaired on 2001 during the senatorial elections. It was said to be aired during the morning and the afternoon according to claims and was said to be from the Council of Welfare and Children, aired along with the "Per Kilo" PSA.
On December 18, 2021, Facebook user Archi posted again on The Spooky Advertisements History Group about the PSA, this time with his recreation made on MS Paint. There are users speculating the PSA is from the social welfare program Bantay Bata 163. An eyewitness also remembers the doll being a Barbie doll.
Availability[edit | edit source]
According to those who remembered the commercial, the PSA used to be on YouTube but was removed sometime in 2016. The said reason for this termination was the content of PSA being disturbing in nature. An eyewitness said he saw the PSA on YouTube in 2010.
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- Reddit post describing the commercial. Retrieved 27 Oct '21
- Facebook post about the commercial. Retrieved 27 Oct '21
- Another Facebook post about the commercial. Retrieved 27 Oct '21
- Comments from the post (2) Retrieved 27 Oct '21
- Facebook post about the PSA. Retrieved 27 Oct '21
- Facebook post about considering this PSA as lost media. Retrieved 27 Oct '21
- Facebook post about lost Filipino PSAs & commercials Retrieved 16 Jan 2022