Head First: Are you kidding me?

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Are you kidding me?

This is on an endcap display at CVS pharmacy in my town. Is it just me, or is this a little indelicate? Maybe the store manager just hasn't seen a television for the last couple weeks. Tasteless, nevertheless.

8 comments:

sandytrif said...

wow can't believe it either. Maybe they are leaving it up in hopes that the added publisity will add to the sales?? Either way it is pretty morbid.
sandy

JimmyBob said...

The average person isn't that sensitive. A good many people probably don't know who Anna Nicole was - nor do they care. They probably don't know about or care about Trimspa either. They just see the pretty blonde face and categorize it along with all the Revlon models they don't know either.

The CVS manager and clerk are probably waiting for the new endcaps and store advertisments to come in. In the meantime, they keep the old stuff up.

Thanks for being more sensitive than the average Joe. It's a testimony to your humanity.

Zeke said...

A good many people probably don't know who Anna Nicole was - nor do they care.

They must not own a television. Because cable news these days is All Nicole, All Day, Every Day.

dorsey said...

Yeah, I think if people didn't know about her before, they certainly do now. Everywhere I turn--TV, radio, newspaper, internet--it's in my face.

I remember, when John Lennon was murdered, there were huge lines at record stores, filled with fans who sought to buy up every Beatles album they could find. I have wondered if the Trimspa wasn't left on display in macabre hopes of a similar reaction. Even if I was going to purchase a weight-loss pill, I don't think I could bring myself to buy Trimspa. Positively ghoulish.

Mrs Zeke said...

Its just bad taste, i don't believe even if the person in charge of the display did not know, that they did not get told by anyone else within minutes after putting the display up.

Or it is some kind of weird tribute but what makes it sad is there is a good chance if ANS was not so worried about the way she looked she may still be with us today. Since besides health issue the mental toll of trying to look perfect is enough to do massive harm.

Its just sad.

Be loved

sandytrif said...

I have had a few days to ponder this, and I have come to the conclusion that other companies have used dead celbs to sell their products. There was those coke/pepsi commercials where live artist would dance or speak with those dead. Most recently I have seen ads with Audrey Hepburn doing a dance in skinny jeans for some company. Who knows, maybe this was just a lazy manager.
Take care
Sandy

dorsey said...

You're right, Sandy, and I don't have a problem with using dead celebs, per se. It's just that this is all still very fresh. The circumstances surrounding her death are still unclear, and she's not even in the ground. It's the lack of decorum that's turning me off, I think.

Aimee said...

the end caps are sold at a high price to the companies whose' products are displayed on them. so, they are in the retail store in the same way an ad is in a magazine. but, the store manager cannot remove an end cap that a company has paid for unless the contract has expired. the company has to notify the stores and request they take it down, or send around a company rep. to do it.