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2019-01-18 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Gillette under razor for anti harassment advert
[Dhaka Tribune] Gillette, one of the leading men’s grooming companies of the world, is facing major backlash and split opinion online for their latest advert which references bullying, the #MeToo movement and toxic masculinity.

After the launch of the ad on Gillette’s official YouTube channel on January 13 it has been watched more than 3 million times. The same video was also simultaneously released on their official Facebook page and was watched more than 1.5 million times. The company's short ad film, titled "Believe," replaces their 30-year-old famous tagline "The best a man can get" with "The best men can be."

The company has declared it wants men to hold each other "accountable."

Some have praised the message behind the advertisement, which aims to update the company's slogan, but most netizens are claiming Gillette is "dead" to them.

A lot of them also asked Gillette, owned by Procter & Gamble (P&G), to post an apology video for their new campaign against toxic masculinity.

Even major public figures like Piers Morgan, renowned journalist and media personality, have said they will boycott Gillette because of the message of the new advert.
Posted by Fred 2019-01-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6465 views ]  Top

#1 Been using single blade for reasons having nothing to do with Gillete's pusillanimity for years
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-01-18 06:39||   2019-01-18 06:39|| Front Page Top

#2 grom,

I also use single blade house brands. The only P&G products we use consistently are Charmin, Frebreze (oder eliminator) and Dawn (dishwashing liquid) and those only when they are on sale for less than the store brand (which happens a lot for some reason)
Posted by lord garth 2019-01-18 06:46||   2019-01-18 06:46|| Front Page Top

#3 also, P&G stock fell about 10% yesterday but likely will recover at least half that today based on pre market action
Posted by lord garth 2019-01-18 06:49||   2019-01-18 06:49|| Front Page Top

#4 Well I've been using II, and then they disappeared from the stores - to be replaced by III. When I got used to III, they stated replacing them by IV. I said several things in Russian and went back to I. Been using it ever since .
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-01-18 06:51||   2019-01-18 06:51|| Front Page Top

#5 "I said several things in Russian"

Something like "Пошёл ты на три буквы!" I guess
Posted by European Conservative 2019-01-18 06:58||   2019-01-18 06:58|| Front Page Top

#6 :-)
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-01-18 07:01||   2019-01-18 07:01|| Front Page Top

#7 Russian is a very colorful language :-)
Posted by European Conservative 2019-01-18 07:02||   2019-01-18 07:02|| Front Page Top

#8 The company has declared it wants men to hold each other "accountable."

This is of course BS. The company, like any company, wants to sell its products. They just think that they'll get a lot of free advertising when they cause a "shitstorm", that's all.

Nike made the same bet with Kaepernick.
Posted by European Conservative 2019-01-18 07:09||   2019-01-18 07:09|| Front Page Top

#9 Been using the Dollar Shave club for years. Nice razors for a really good price and no SJW bullshit.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-01-18 07:40||   2019-01-18 07:40|| Front Page Top

#10 Nike made the same bet with Kaepernick.

And Nike’s sales went up as a result. Inner city blacks are a major segment of their customer base.

P&G stock fell about 10% yesterday but likely will recover at least half that today

I just looked at P&G’s stock price —91.62 at the moment. While it dropped slightly yesterday, it remains well within the recent range, which is at the high end of the historic range. We shall have to wait for the next quarterly report to see if this will have started to effect sales. I probably have six months of replacement blades in stock, so won’t be making any decisions until then — Mr. Wife is wearing a goatee at the moment, so we aren’t using them up quickly.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-01-18 12:28||   2019-01-18 12:28|| Front Page Top

#11 Harry's razors. Cheaper and better all the way around.

Gillette's next featured product, estrogen laced butt plugs. "Coming to a transgender Target store bathroom near you".
Posted by Woodrow 2019-01-18 12:46||   2019-01-18 12:46|| Front Page Top

#12 Ad was written by an SJW anti-male feminist.

Posted by Glolush Whusotch4899 2019-01-18 13:57||   2019-01-18 13:57|| Front Page Top

#13 Bic works for me when I bother shaving at all.
Posted by Fred 2019-01-18 14:40||   2019-01-18 14:40|| Front Page Top

#14 And be sure to boycott all other P&G products as well. This morning I was happy to buy Speed Stick deodorant, NOT Old Spice. And I let P&G know about it.
Posted by Tom 2019-01-18 15:55||   2019-01-18 15:55|| Front Page Top

#15 #13 - Sorry Gloria. You have my sympathies
Posted by Frank G 2019-01-18 19:59||   2019-01-18 19:59|| Front Page Top

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