Parents who insist that children should smile whilst a photograph is being taken could face expensive legal action after a test case ruled in favour of the National Toddlers Association (NTA).
Chairman of the NTA, three-year old Little Bobby Thape, has gathered numerous complaints from children who have been asked to manufacture a grin, typically for a holiday snap.
The test case proved that smiling was a not necessary factor in the workings of a camera, and thus lawyers Bradstone Brooks have kindly offered to represent forced smilers on a No Win No Fee basis.
‘My parents said that I couldn’t have an ice cream if I didn’t smile,’ said Little Bobby.
‘Blackmail stinks on any level. I look forward to their bankruptcy,’ added Little Bobby.