When I see mega-millionaires on commercials or in print ads urging consumers to buy everything from hair product to diet aids, I get really pissed. Like Eva Longoria buys mascara or hair color off the shelf at WalMart. Especially in this economy when people are struggling to feed their families and keep creditors at bay, celebrities are raking in even more money reaching out to those gullible enough to believe that if works for Kim Kardashian, it will work for them.
I applaud those in London that pulled advertising with airbrushed images of actress Julia Roberts and model Christy Turlington (see L'Oreal rapped for airbrushed...) and praise Dove for placing women with curves in their marketing campaigns.
Am I just a disgruntled middle-age woman or does anyone agree with me? Do you, on principle, avoid buying products hawked by celebrities? If so, where are you finding them because everything it seems has a name and a face to it. Maybe it’s time to find and buy our products from independent companies and send the message to corporations that we just aren’t “buying” their propaganda anymore.
Anyone with me?