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‘Sometimes, It’s Ok To Throw Rocks At Girls’

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posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:17 PM
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Title grab your attention?


Well, that's exactly what the small Asheville NC jewelry store hoped would happen, when it put up this billbord:


OUTRAGE from citizens and Chelsea Clinton saying that the small, Asheville family-owned, jewelry store was intentionally promoting violence against women...has resulted in a major apology from the store:



In response to the outrage, the jewelry company, Spicer Greene Jewelers, posted an apology to its Facebook page, saying it does “not condone violence of any kind toward any being.”

“We are humble enough to realize when we make a mistake and humble enough to realize the context in which we are speaking,” the statement said. “We did not intend to cause controversy and our billboard communicated something we did not intend. We intended the billboard as a play on words to encourage the loving act of gift giving and are deeply saddened that it offended anyone.”


The store suggested that it will be taking down the offensive billboard.

The Washington Post reports the story:



The jewelry store billboard was supposed to be a “fun play on words,” one of its owners said. But for those driving along the interstate in Asheville, N.C., the advertisement left a different impression.

“Sometimes, it’s ok to throw rocks at girls …,” the billboard for Spicer Greene Jewelers stated. A cluster of colorful gemstones surrounded the words. The outrage was immediate among some local residents and soon spread nationwide as the images of the billboard circulated on the Internet.

Many argued the advertisement supported a culture of violence against women.

Critics called for the billboard to come down. And a group of about 15 people protested outside the company’s store on Sunday. “Really?” One sign at the protest read. “You can’t possibly have thought ‘Throwing rocks at girls’ was harmless!”

“Not cool,” one woman, Shannon Page wrote on Facebook. “Normalizing and finding humor in the, ‘He hit you because he likes you’ mentality that we feed to children is not ok.” She added that children in cars driving by would not understand the humor in the billboard, and would simply believe it would be acceptable to throw rocks at girls.

Others called it “tone-deaf,” “misogynistic” and “disgusting.”



Fortunately, Chelsea Clinton was able to take a break from her lifetime award-winning schedule to weigh in on this on Twitter:



On Friday, Chelsea Clinton weighed in, tweeting: “Talking about hitting girls is never funny. Ever.”

twitter.com...

FULL ARTICLE:
www.washingtonpost.com... =.c547c7387b25

WHAT SAY YOU, ATS? Clever and fun marketing...or offensive, misogynistic, anti-woman propaganda?



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posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:20 PM
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Screw you Citizens and Chelsea Clinton.

You guys can throw those kinds of rocks at me, all day long.


Seriously.
Some people need to get a life.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Throw knives instead.

For dicing and cutting and slicing and for sammich making.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

In some cultures it is ok.
But it's not ok to make a joke about it.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Gawd are people annoying! This is super crazy funny!



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:22 PM
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I think it's stupid, but then I think all marketing is.

Anyone who is offended by that billboard (any more than they're offended by any other billboard) needs to get a life.


These are the kinds of people I hold responsible for the downfall of humanity. We're all too busy bickering about PC terms and imaginary genders to solve real problems.

Idiots.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:22 PM
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reply to: IAMTAT

What a sensitive society we live in. I think it boils down to intentions, and clearly the intentions were not to be offensive.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:22 PM
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Chelsea Clinton should settle down, raise ungrateful spoiled children, secretly worship Satan, and shut the #### up.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Chelsea Clinton should settle down, raise ungrateful spoiled children, secretly worship Satan, and shut the #### up.


...and go swimming in jellyfish-infested waters.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT



OUTRAGE from citizens and Chelsea Clinton saying that the small, Asheville family-owned, jewelry store was intentionally promoting violence against women


FU Chelsea, are you serious?

We are so F#ed



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

Yes, Chelsea is coming along nicely for 2020.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:34 PM
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I'm offended that people are offended by a stupid marketing gimmick. Where's my safe space?



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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Chelsea really trying hard to micromanage every single word somebody says.



#Hen-pecky.


edit on Mar-28-2017 by xuenchen because: chickenfeed



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
Screw you Citizens and Chelsea Clinton.

You guys can throw those kinds of rocks at me, all day long.


Seriously.
Some people need to get a life.


Some people need a sense of humor.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:39 PM
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I think that billboard needs some editing.

Sometimes, it's OK to throw rocks at SJWs and actually put up a picture of some ungrateful hipster being stoned.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:48 PM
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This is what is wrong with people, anyone who looks at this and thinks that it is to be taken literally is just simple minded, and has no life, looking for any reason to complain. If these people would find something that is worth complaining about then we might have a chance. But you will not get enough people to band together on hard issues with real importance or impact on real world situations.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Right?

I am seriously concerned, that this whole PC "I'm Offended" is the new youtube 15 minutes of fame thing.

"Oh, your offended by that? Well, I'm offended by this!"

I am going to be that crazy old lady, that runs around "offending" everyone, intentionally. Just think, if they are all in their "safe spaces", then they won't be out on the streets, right?

And yes, I actually sent an email to this Jewelry company, apologizing that there are so many crazy people in this world. And telling them I thought it was cute.
edit on 28-3-2017 by chiefsmom because: addition



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Hey TAT,
As a woman...and a past victim of domestic abuse...I feel the need to voice my opinion.

I'm pretty sure that sales pitch was meant to be seen, meaning the entire picture...not just the words alone. Whereas your thread title may have been somewhat misleading, lol...the picture with the sales slogan has an entirely clear message. (and it ain't violence)

What's next? Every person who says "hit me" at a casino table is also promoting violence?

It's Britney Spears song, "Hit Me Baby One More Time" all over again.
Yeah, I get it. The words "hit me" sound so ugly...but trust me, the words "I love you" AFTER being hit, well they sound so much worse.

I learned much about advertising (and appealing to certain potential customers) when I sold real estate, and I doubt that the store owners put out a vocal (radio) commercial stating only those words. (they are meant to convey throwing rocks/jewels/diamonds at her...when I saw the ad all I thought was, "I wish".)

Just my two cents (Cdn. so that's like 5 bucks for you)
jacy



edit on 28-3-2017 by jacygirl because: grammars



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:51 PM
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originally posted by: JHumm
This is what is wrong with people, anyone who looks at this and thinks that it is to be taken literally is just simple minded, and has no life, looking for any reason to complain.


HOW DARE YOU criticize the beautiful and extremely intelligent Chelsea Clinton!

SHE CARES, dammit...She just cares so damn much.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
I think it's stupid


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i thought this one was actually pretty cool
they shouldnt have apologized for #



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