A new survey has found 1 in 5 adults don’t take a lollipop after receiving a shot.
This startling news comes just before the 2017 Australian influenza season and the lollipop industry says there are many factors involved for the decline in take up numbers.
Lollipops’R’Us Chairman Charles Chupp, better known as Chuppa, said adults need to follow the lead of children.
“When you go to a school 100% of the kids take the lollipop because lollipops are sweet delicious treats and are a fair reward after getting stabbed in the arm with a needle.”
“Perhaps those people who don’t take the lollipop should get a lethal inject instead, after all dead people don’t need lollipops,” said Mr Chupp.
Anti-lollipop lobbyist Lola Nopopovich said she encourages more people to decline the after shot lollipop because of “undeniable proof that lollipops are linked to autism”.
“My advice to people is to go out and do their own research,” said Ms Nopopovich.
However, President of the Australian Lollipop Association, Myboy Lollipop has come out and slammed Ms Nopopovich’s comments saying they “perpetuate debunked research”.
“The information is not only wrong it is also incredibly dangerous,” said Mr Lollipop.
Sam Sweetings, author of the popular book I Quit Lollipop, said she was not surprised at the survey results.
“Not only are the lollipops filled with sugar they also include a plastic stick.”
“Sugar and plastic in the same product? I’m surprised people take them at all,” said Ms Sweetings.
Pete Evans declined to be interviewed but, sent a video of his unblinking eyes in response to the questions asked.