Recently, Nestles ran a TV ad which - par for the course - portrayed a white male as a bumbling moron,(trying to stuff a mini-refrigerator into an overhead luggage rack on an airplane) while a female, portrayed as an intelligent and self-assured citizen of tomorrow, looked on, smirking and smiling.
Something snapped inside. I guess it was the last straw.
We have all watched for years as our Movies, TV, magazines - everything - has shown us(white American males) to be idiots, imbeciles, morons, clumsy and simple-minded oafs, while at the same time vicious warmongers, slavers, homophones, bigots, racists and sexists - yet somehow very EVIL and able to destroy the world.
What the hell... can't be both, can it?
So, I shot an E-mail off to Nestles telling them I was tired of this sort of thing and have accordingly discontinued using any of their products.
I received a very polite reply from their customer relations department, who informed me they have forwarded my comments to their marketing depart, the people responsible for the ad.
As, expected, marketing has been silent as a graveyard. So, I just sent my reply to their reply. I was polite:
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To : (deleted), Consumer Response Representative