Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty ImagesA pinata used to be considered good clean fun at a kids birthday party, but not it today's society. Some parents are afraid that allowing their kids to whack away at a paper mache model of their favorite super hero or cartoon character could turn their sweet little angles into raving psychopath.
They feel that piñatas are just too violent . . . if a kid learns it's okay to hit a paper-mache Dora the Explorer with a bat, who's to say he won't smack a human with one?