The company Ubisoft has just come out with a product called “Your Shape.” It’s an exercise-based video game, and here at Depleted Cranium, we’re all for exercise and staying in shape and normally would consider anything that makes it fun or encourages exercise to be a good thing. However, this product has one big problem.
Yes, that’s Jenny McCarthy, not only endorsing the product, but with her likeness on it as in “Your Shape with Jenny McCarthy.”
Therefore, if you do not want to support things like Whooping Cough, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus or other preventable diseases, please do not patronize the following:
YouShape for Wii and PC
UbiSoft makes the following games:
- Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage
- Red Steel 2
- Tom ClancyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Splinter Cell Conviction
- Assassins Creed 2
- Petz Nursery
Of course they make other games, which you can find on their website and which should be marked as such.
I am asking readers to not patronize this company and its products for a very simple reason: they have chosen to use Jenny McCarthy as their primary endorser for a product. Not only that, they put her name and likeness right on it. She is obviously getting a lot of money in the deal and likely will get even more if many of these products sell. Of course, we all known Jenny McCarthy is one of the biggest voices against vaccination and in favor of the bad science and outright lies that cost lives.
When a company selects a person to endorse a product, they try to avoid anyone who cast their product in a bad light or might be seen in a negative way to the consumer. The absolute last thing they want is to find someone who is going to hurt their image or sales. By refusing to patronize this company you can send them a message indicating you are dissatisfied with their choice of spokesperson and feel strongly that Jenny McCarthy is not someone who you associate with a good product or company. If you have a website or blog, please be encouraged to make a similar post to this one, because the more negative press this receives, the more likely the company is to be weary of their ties to Ms. McCarthy.
Feel free to contact the company with your feelings and be sure to tell them you will not be buying their products because of your feelings about their support of a person who has been engaged in very unethical and harmful activities. You may want to mention “Avatar” as that is their latest big name product and they certainly would not want to think sales of that are being eaten away due to bad publicity over Ms. McCarthy.
Finally, Consider the fact that there are a number of other game manufacturers and there are other companies make fitness and exercise video games for the Wii and other platforms. Buy from their competitors who do not do buisiness with such characters.
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