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Not to want to post Banana as my FB status?

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80sMum Tue 27-Nov-12 23:50:58

Just got one of those rather silly "hi girlies" messages supposedly about raising breast cancer awareness, asking me to post the name of a fruit as my status, according to my relationship status.
Can't see how that raises cancer awareness at all. Just seems a bit daft to me!
Or maybe I am just a miserable old goat!

pigletmania Tue 27-Nov-12 23:51:38

YANBU I just ignore them

MurderOfGoths Tue 27-Nov-12 23:51:51

It's all a load of bollocks, and tedious.

mrskeithrichards Tue 27-Nov-12 23:52:25

They are ridiculous and if every arsehole that done it donated a quid to charity they'd be helping.

exexpat Tue 27-Nov-12 23:54:00

Ignore. Those stupid status things do absolutely nothing to help anyone.

CoolaSchmoola Tue 27-Nov-12 23:54:50

I ignore them as well.

Snazzyfeelingfestive Tue 27-Nov-12 23:56:28


Growlithe Tue 27-Nov-12 23:59:42

My DH has suffered because of Breast Cancer because his DM died because of it. I would see it as an insult to him to post a status on FB with an 'in joke' he wasn't part of. Don't these people think men suffer as a result of Breast Cancer?

80sMum Wed 28-Nov-12 00:07:57

Right then, I'm going to follow my initial instinct and ignore it!

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 28-Nov-12 03:39:43

It is literally the least useful and smallest thing you could possibly do to end cancer. My MIL died of cancer last year. We gave money to her hospice. Tell them to do that instead.

GilmoursPillow Wed 28-Nov-12 03:45:57

I went for my first ever mammogram yesterday, and not because of some fucking fruit.

I also hate these ones where you post a place, or a number of weeks, or some other crap as a private joke that only 235 million women are in on.

WelshMaenad Wed 28-Nov-12 04:11:58

Someone sent one of those chain status messages to my friend. A week after she lost her mum to breast cancer.

I don't really think her 'awareness' could have been any higher already.

It's all a crock of shit. Fortunately I don't get many invitations to participate. This may speak to the intelligence level of my Facebook friends, or my reputation for being growly and intolerant, either is possible.

EugenesAxe Wed 28-Nov-12 04:59:27

One of my friends posted 'Is going to Belgium for 7 months' as her FB status.

I posted in concern and so did half her family; she then had to do a follow up post explaining everything and allaying the concerns of her nearest and dearest.


YankTeeDoodleDanTee Wed 28-Nov-12 06:25:44

Then don't. The whole thing is ridiculous and silly and does nothing.

OpheliaPayneAgain Wed 28-Nov-12 07:26:30

They make me all frothy!

Especially the 'every time you share this picture, 1 cent is donated to XYZ' accompanies by a dying baby. Are people really that stupid?

ArkadyRose Wed 28-Nov-12 07:43:57

People who send me stupid chain messages like that get a snippy reply pointing out they're doing fuck-all for cancer awareness and ignoring that men can get breast cancer too. Second offense gets them punted off my friends list & blocked. Sometimes I'll unfriend on a first offense if it's someone I'm not particularly close to.

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Wed 28-Nov-12 07:44:14

Yanbu, it's pretty pointless tbh. It's not luke they're donating any money or anything is it?

Eugene why did your friend go to Belgium? I don't get it confused

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Wed 28-Nov-12 07:46:50

Yy Ophelia, or a photo of a murderer '1 like = equals 1 slap, comment = punch' or starved dogs 'like to stop animal cruelty' yes because that's really going to do the world of good hmm

Purple2012 Wed 28-Nov-12 09:31:17

I hate them too - its ridiculous.

Mrsjay Wed 28-Nov-12 09:33:52

was Bra sizes 1 year with LOLZ at the end of it ,hmm I dont repost them let others do it though it really isn't harming anybody i spose

FeckOffCup Wed 28-Nov-12 09:35:44

There was a ridiculous one doing the rounds recently that went "I'm X weeks and craving Y food," cue loads of women being congratulated on non existent pregnancies and then having to backtrack and admit they weren't pregnant and it's all a load of attention seeking bollocks which has fuck all to do with cancer awareness.

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Wed 28-Nov-12 09:40:58

The x weeks and craving ... really annoyed me just after I'd had a mc.

Dead69Girl Wed 28-Nov-12 09:41:48


i hate them they are stupid and do nothing,

breatheslowly Wed 28-Nov-12 09:42:29

I see weird statuses and think "its one of those". I never think "oh, one of those awareness raising statuses, I must find out what its for and have my awareness raised". So it is pointless and doing something pointless but pretending it is a worthwhile contribution can be offensive to those actually effected by the issue.

Tweasels Wed 28-Nov-12 09:50:31

This is very trivial in comparison to the cancer stupidity but on my feed it said

Like if you are impressed with Pauline Quirk's weight loss (or something of that ilk)

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