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Old 02-08-2019, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Wow, did you miss the point of that article.
No, you just missed the dripping sarcasm in their post.
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:57 PM
 
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But then how would they get the free advertising that comes with all the blog posts and articles written about the controversy?
See, there's another example of what I always say, that the marketeering and advertising industries haven't had a new idea in decades.


Many generations ago, someone said "the only bad publicity is no publicity" and the admen and marketeers, having little facility for independent thinking, grabbed this smart-off comment and adopted it as a revealed truth.


In the ensuing generations, the world has changed and people have learned to see through advertising, but they still treat "the only bad publicity is no publicity" as a useful guideline.


Ask the governor of Virginia whether that old saw still applies. It has served its purpose and ought to be retired and given a dignified burial.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Exactly. Like if they made an red sweater with green lips, it wouldn’t have been noticed (other than for being ridiculously ugly). Basically any other color combo would have been fine.
Yup. I was reading through a discussion on this on Facebook (George Takei's page) - and the first response was hilarious but true.

"Seriously, I'm all for being sensitive to other's needs and feelings, but a black sweater is blackface now? Seriously?
*Opens article*
Oh yeah, now I see it.... "


Pretty much everyone else agreed, which is unusual for a George Takei comment thread; so while I concur that people can be WAY too sensitive these days, this is one case where the offense is fully justified.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Blackface or not, it's a stupid design for a sweater, WTF.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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The sweater looks ridiculous but I don't find it offensive.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:45 PM
 
Location: A place that's too cold
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Exactly. Like if they made an red sweater with green lips, it wouldn’t have been noticed (other than for being ridiculously ugly). Basically any other color combo would have been fine.
Well, black is a popular color for sweaters, and lips are red, so it seems to be a reasonable color combination. It's not an attractive sweater to me, but I can see that it would be warm to wear outside in the cold, without messing up hair as a hat does. Some people are ultra-sensitive to anything that could be construed as "blackface" these days.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:42 PM
 
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Not only is this sweater offensive, but as a bearded person, I find this Gucci sweater highly offensive to men with beards.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/us/gu...ter/index.html

It is objectifying my beard, and mocking me, and daring me to take action. Do you know how many times I've heard the whispers behind my back saying "eeww what a gross beard that is, I bet it's got lots of festering bacteria in it!".

Well as a millennial, I'm taking a hard stance on this fashion issue. I will tolerate no more. So I will post online complaining about it.

#BeardsToo
The Whaaaaambulance is on the way to help you!

As for the sweater, it's ridiculous looking. Like a clown face. Perhaps they should have left it one color instead of the red lips. Still crazy to pay $900 for one.
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:02 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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*sigh*
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Old Today, 06:57 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Are you supposed to wear that piece of **** inside?
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