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Charmin is changing their ad!

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by Sopranette, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Sopranette

    Sopranette New Member

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    Probably a lot of people here who live in the states have seen the new Charmin toilet paper ad. Two bears are looking for just the right paper, and Charmin appears. At that moment, Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus plays. Well, I found this to be a little offensive. Handel was a devout Christian, and "Messiah" is considered to be his masterpiece. The Hallelujah chorus is an especially glorious and powerful part for me. So I emailed P&G, the company that owns Charmin toilet paper, and expressed my concern. Today I heard back from them. They say they didn't know some would find this offensive, and that others had also expressed their concern, so they are going to change it! Let's see if they do, then maybe I'll be a customer again.

    Hallelujah
    for the Lord God omnipotent reineth
    Hallelujah
    The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord,
    and of His Christ
    And He shall reign for ever and ever
    King of Kings
    and Lord of Lords
    Hallelujah
    for ever and ever

    love,

    Sopranette
     
  2. David Lamb

    David Lamb Active Member

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    We have that brand in the UK, but although the adverts feature cartoon bears, and a jingle that goes "ch-ch-ch-ch Charmin!", I haven't seen one where Handel's Messiah is used.
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron Member

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    Good job, Sopranette!
     
  4. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    I guess that wraps it up!
     
  5. tinytim

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    They might as well flush that idea!!!

    Hey, this could be fun...

    Oh yeah... good job Sopranette on putting the squeeze on them...
     
  6. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    I had noticed that. Interesting marketing scheme. I had never seen the US version of the ad, but agree that it would probably bother me if I did.
     
  7. LeBuick

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    Won't be over until the paper work is through.
     
  8. Sopranette

    Sopranette New Member

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    He He He ! You guys are too much!
    Actually, any of you could have thought of a better ad than the one they have now!

    love,

    Sopranette
     
  9. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    After reading all these bad jokes, I am feeling wiped out!
     
  10. rbell

    rbell Active Member

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    I can't Handel any more of this.
     
  11. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Okay, lets wipe the television screens of this kind of nonsense
     
  12. rbell

    rbell Active Member

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    at some point, this thread will meet its WaterLoo
     
  13. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Lets not get "bogged" down on this issue.
















    "Bog" is slang here for "toilet"
     
  14. rbell

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    Kudos to Soprannette for raising a stink.








    :D
     
  15. Lagardo

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    You really poo-pooed their plans!
     
  16. Sopranette

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    More advertising dollars down the drain.

    love,

    Sopranette
     
  17. Sopranette

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    We're really on a roll, now!

    love,

    Sopranette
     
  18. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Some one needs to get to the bottom of this story
     
  19. Joe

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    That's great Sopranette
    Proctor & Gamble is a great company. They pay Demo Ladies to demo their products in Grocery Stores and write down the customers responses. I wrote to them once with a suggestion, and they sent me like 5 free coupons for the product.

    About 4 years ago, I complained to the manager of our local Bell Air Grocery Store. Then I wrote to the District Office. They wrote back. They apparently created a policy that all Bell Air's in the Northern Calif Region place these plastic sheets over the magazines at the checkout stands. Later, while shopping, the manager also informed me of this. He suggested I write the letter. At first, they placed them over Cosmo, Style, People and others. Now I see they have laxed, and the only covering is over Cosmo and possibly one other magazine.
    Magazines are placed at the checkout, at children's eye level. so little eyes are bound to see it. OR my eyes, not sure which is worse.
     
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  20. webdog

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    My favorite post is number two....
     
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