Clairol pulls commercial - page 3

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... Read More

  1. by   luv-my-dal
    Originally posted by Edward,IL
    Why can't they do a cute little commercial with a nurse giving a cute little soap-suds enema (Proctor and Gamble brand soap, of course) to some of the folks on their board of directors?
    Just my opinion, not meaning to offend anyone.
    Edward, IL
    :chuckle ...somehow, I don't think they will run it....awesome idea though!
  2. by   PowerPuffGirl
    Y'know what really offended me the most about the Herbal Essences commercial?

    (In a perky voice) "Must have been SOME sleeping pill!!!"
  3. by   JillRene
    The commercial that comments about the sleeping pill is suppose to be the commercial that is less offensive to nurses. The original commercial had the patient on telemetry, and then goes into V-tach while the nurse is washing her hair. The one that comments about the sleeping pill is different from the original one. I'm thinking Procter & Gamble thought the second commercial wouldn't be as offensive to us, so I'm thinking that is the commercial all of you are seeing. But of course the second one is just as offensive as the first one. The V-tach patient implied that we would let a patient die while we wash our hair. The second one implies that we 1.) Would actually use a patients bathroom. "YUCK" 2.) that we don't actually work, we just sedate everyone then wash our hair.
  4. by   nec
    This is victory for nurses, the said thing is this is how the general public views nurses. It is a sterotype that we can be the one's to advocate change. One voice will lead to thousands Nec
    Last edit by nec on Jun 14, '03
  5. by   nowplayingEDRN
    I must be in the dark...I don't remember seeing that commercial.
  6. by   sbic56
    Have you ever thought about how stereotypes develop when describing various occupations. Nurses get the bimbo label. Computer experts are geeks. Lawyers are dishonest. Interesting, isn't it?
  7. by   ucandoit
    Saw it today, in Ironton, Ohio. Channel 13!
  8. by   nrw350
    Originally posted by navynurse29
    Have you guys seen that commercial for a breath mint, I believe, where this guy has a splinter in his finger, pops a breath mint, then all this Playboy bimbo looking nurses come running to his aid? At the end of the commercial, two of them are bending over and are talking about how brave this stupid dork is, all the while their boobs are practically hanging out of their little white dresses! The implication in this commercial is that these bimbos are definitely nurses, they even have on the white caps and everything! Totally tasteless and offensive!
    Yeah that commercial burned my buns too. Even though I am not a nurse or doctor, I feel it is sick as well poorly constructed. It just adds insult to injury when they remark on "how brave he is" during his "rehab" Makes me want to puke!

    Ok sorry for the outburst, will get off my soap box now.
  9. by   gwenith
    We DO have power we are not a "minority" by any stretch of the imagination we are actually a very large workforce. How many nurses are there complared to the number of airline stewar/esses, lawyers, bankers, ad agency executives? We are a large workforce and not only that but we are a large workforce with family. As a female dominated profession - who in our housholds are likely to be spending the money they earn on clairol's product?

    We don't have that ad over here, at least i haven't seen it yet and I am not too sure that they would be game to show it. Some years back there was a commercial showing a young man sneaking out of a nurses home and the company got 10,000 complaints over 1-2 weeks. I think nearly every nurse in Australia complained

    As I said collectively we are not a minority and if each one of us randg a parent, child, freind, brother, sister, cousin, and asked if they too could take time to contact either the company or the local TV station then .................................
  10. by   Mama Val
    I have hated that thing since it came out. What a stupid campaign!!! What would they do if it was portrayed as a male nurse...wait here I am thinking about things I know will not happen...MY BAD.
  11. by   renerian
    Sorry if my first post to this thread was harsh. I was in a crabby mood..........LOL..

  12. by   Momma_Penguin
    Good because when I first saw that commercial I was so enraged I keep saying to my hubby I hate when nurses are portrayed like that. He said to lighten up, but sometimes others just don't understand. I am glad it's gone. I wondered why I hadn't seen it for awhile, b/c I would go off everytime I saw it. Laura LPN
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Ya know your husband does not get it. But so many outside nursing don't......"lightening up" is what keeps nursing in the position it is in today. I admire those taking a stand to advocate for our profession and the public relations side of it. GOOD FOR YOU!