Clairol pulls commercial

  1. Procter & Gamble pulls Clairol shampoo commercial and apologizes to nurses

    June 11, 2003 -- As a result of protests from nurses, Procter & Gamble promised on June 9 to stop running a Clairol Herbal Essences television commercial that showed a female nurse leave her patient unmonitored to wash her hair in his bathroom, then dance around his room, waving her hair in ecstasy....more
    http://www.nursingadvocacy.org/news/...1_clairol.html
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  2. 51 Comments

  3. by   ScarlettRN
    good!
    That commercial ticked me off big time.
  4. by   Shamrock
    Yea, it was pretty stupid.
  5. by   funnygirl_rn
    I think all their commericals are annoying & stupid.
  6. by   FutureNurse2005
    they should change all of those "orgasmic" commercials! its a turn off not a turn on!

    I too was upset by that commercial! Glad they are taking it off the air!
  7. by   armyobrn
    that's strange It was just on my tv last night. I guess not all stations pulled it.
  8. by   redwinggirlie
    It's amazing how little thought goes into commercials, and television in general. A victory for nurses!
  9. by   4XNURSE
    Originally posted by redwinggirlie
    It's amazing how little thought goes into commercials, and television in general. A victory for nurses!
    Actually a lot of thought goes into those commercials.

    Remember that the big ad agencies are marketing to the masses, and we as nurses are a small minority. The "public" still thinks all nurses are 18 - 22 year old, playboy playmates, who run around giving shots to the patients, and idolizing the doctors. If they think it will sell shampoo, they don't really care if we get a bad rap. If every nurse in America boycotts their product it is a small minority, and if all the guys who watch the superbowl think it's cute, the ad is going to run. Truth be damned!

    Think $$$$ if you want to figure out the advertising business.

    Just my $ 0.02.

    ken
    (fat, old, long-haired, bearded, hippie friek, RN)
  10. by   twarlik
    There is another commercial that irritaties me. I believe it's a commercial for McDonald's. There is a doctor and nurse examining a patient who apparently got too enthusiastic while drinking his milk shake. The nurse is this young, sexy looking woman with long manicured nails. She certainly isn't portrayed as being very intelligent or autonomous. Kind of gets under my skin...
  11. by   nursetobe-babe
    When are they taking it off the air? I just saw it twice yesterday ( June 12)
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i hate commercials like this, too. I wrote the company about my feelings and promised not to buy any of their silly products.
  13. by   sbic56
    I get a little irritated, too, by the way some commercials are presented, but I think it is done partly because reality is just too boring or not as attractive as what these advertisers can dream up.

    The one that bugs me is the female incontinence pad commercial where they show these 20 y.o. Victoria's Secret type models slinking around, just being shown from the waist down in their "dry"size 5 undies....you know the one I mean? Now is that representative of the typical audience they are targeting? But then, who wants to watch a bunch of middle aged, well lived women dance around with their cellulite and orange peel skin?
  14. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by sbic56
    But then, who wants to watch a bunch of middle aged, well lived women dance around with their cellulite and orange peel skin?
    :roll :roll :roll

    Good point!

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