Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Durex South Africa In A Bit Of Hot Water Over Degrading Tweet Towards Women

Durex South Africa coming in hot!  Honestly, I haven't heard anything good come out of South Africa since..ever?    Pretty sure they're reading the wrong book on how to successfully run a country.  Last I checked, apartheid, Mandela, and hard-hitting misogynistic tweets are never the best strategy to get people to think you're a nice place visit. 

I mean, I can almost relate to Durex here for a second.  While I'm just a blogger and not a international condom distributor, I recognize that I've made some pretty aggressive jokes in my past.  I routinely kick the homeless while they're permanently down.  I'm pretty sure I hate little kids.  And for some reason, alligators take an absolute beating on this site.  Don't know why, but they drew a bad straw.  What I'm trying to say is, I take some shots joke-wise.  I'm  constantly on Facebook/Twitter devising some of the cleverest/funniest statuses and jokes to get at least a chuckle, maybe a "like", and by God's good graces a "retweet."  So I can see exactly what Durex was trying to do.  It's just that their Twitter handler is an absolute idiot.  Hail Mary on 1st and 10 dumb.  Take it the fuck easy and make one of the other 9 billion non-offensive dick jokes out there. 

I LOVE the backtrack on this failed joke attempt.  Within a minute, a dude was fired, an apology tweet was sent out acknowledging the fact that the Planet Earth checked them, and one of those serious black&white PSA style banners was created to reflect their mistake.  Say what you want about their contraceptives and jokes, but Durex knows how to fucking damage control.

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  1. Anonymous said... December 1, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    No one wants a condom brand "messing up," though. That's a risk no one's willing to take.

  2. CW said... December 2, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    who the fuck is following condoms on twitter? What the hell is that about

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