I think a lot of people were concerned about the ulterior motives (trying to sell razors). I am unaware of any high profile charity of activism Gillete has been involved with.
(Original post by darkshadow1111)
Let me give you another example. Lets say a company that predominately caters for black people, you can use ORS (a afro beauty company) as an example releases an advert similar to this but basically trying to tell us black people we could do better. The advert starts off with countless examples of gang stabbing, shooting etc and famous cases of black criminals. It then goes to show a few good clips of some black people trying to stop some fights, doing some community work and then ends with something like " we black people could be better". Wouldn't you think that's somewhat out of line. I know as a black guy that would piss me right off.
I'd hope that wouldn't piss me off as black girl. It shows things that issues that do need to be solved in the black community(some black ppl doing bad things doesn't make black ppl bad, neither does doing bad things necessarily make you a bad person especially as it may be cause by socio-economic factors?) and then some black ppl help to solve the issue. Or maybe I don't get it and cos I'm a girl.
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The advert itself is fine, but given they sell razor heads that cost 5p to make with a ~5000% markup, and parent company Procter and Gamble sources palm oil from plantations run on slave labour, I'd rather not pretend they're socially responsible as a result of this. They're as bad as every other major corporation.
If you ask me guys.... just stop buying the stupid razors. There are plenty of cheaper razors made by less hypocritical virtue-signalling companies. Lets be honest, whining on online platforms doesn't help anyone, it wastes your time.
Do the manly thing, dont buy it and carry on with your day.