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The deleted Media Requests thread

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OhShutUpThomas Fri 11-Mar-16 12:41:04

I am absolutely disgusted that you have removed the recent Media Requests thread.

Wasn't in the spirit of the site? That thread was the EPITOMY of the site.
The replies there were a million times more 'empowering' than some poor woman with frizzy hair bring made to dance around in a cheap bra and knickers.

I am fed up of mumsnet being so disingenuous. I refuse to believe that there were many reports requesting that the thread be removed.
I believe that the company behind it asked for it to be removed.

Why not just say that? Why not stand up for your members?

This constant crap from MNHQ is really putting me off.

Sparklingbrook Fri 11-Mar-16 12:43:21

Who was requesting what?

InvictusVersinium Fri 11-Mar-16 12:44:49

I agree, thomas

Fucking annoying.


LineyReborn Fri 11-Mar-16 12:44:50

I know immediately which thread you mean - I thought the title was offensive, not arse-handing comments below the OP.

BedTimeNow Fri 11-Mar-16 12:45:10

I read that thread and I agree, I don't believe MNetters reported to have it removed. They were having too much fun. smile

Foxsox Fri 11-Mar-16 12:47:19

Here here
I was empowered by the comments
Not the God awful post that lead to them.

Bambambini Fri 11-Mar-16 12:48:17

I understand why you zapped it but just be honest that it was to not scare away any future paying clients rather than that you were concerned it might offend members or wasn't in the spirit of the site.

53rdAndBird Fri 11-Mar-16 12:48:24

What was it about?

glasgowlass Fri 11-Mar-16 12:48:26

Agree wholeheartedly Thomas

Sparklingbrook Fri 11-Mar-16 12:49:24

Anyone going to tell us what it was about?

LineyReborn Fri 11-Mar-16 12:51:22

Do you hate your body.

Sparklingbrook Fri 11-Mar-16 12:51:54

Oh blimey Liney. Channel 5?

slugseatlettuce Fri 11-Mar-16 12:52:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LizzieMacQueen Fri 11-Mar-16 12:53:05

Ah I saw this one - some thought it was for Dove - looking for women who had 'imperfections' they didn't mind sharing.

I was going to offer my chin hairs....

LineyReborn Fri 11-Mar-16 12:53:40

The clever money was on it being for a Dove ad.

NotCitrus Fri 11-Mar-16 12:53:59

An unnamed advertiser was seeking women any age over 35, with 'imperfections' or 'one big flaw' like 'curly untamed hair, big nose or freckles', to be in a TV ad.

MNers are quite happy with their curly hair, noses and freckles and pointed this out.

There were assumptions that the advertiser was a certain soap company known for 'empowering' adverts which aren't really. Of course it could have been another company trying the same idea in which case first company would have been understandably peeved.

TheJiminyConjecture Fri 11-Mar-16 12:54:08

Media Request - Are you weird looking? No? Are you sure? Here's a list of imperfections you might have. Come on TV!

MN - As you might imagine the responses were hilarious

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Fri 11-Mar-16 12:55:03

Cynical old me thinks the money stream MN get from these ill thought out media requests are deemed more important than the members whose combined wit & intelligence clearly lacking in the paying contributors are such a sought after commodity. There's something a little fucked up in that logic...

Sparklingbrook Fri 11-Mar-16 12:55:41

Dove do that all the time don't they?

Sounds like the advertisers worded it a bit hmm. Plus the Media Requests section is generally a bit hmm

CoteDAzur Fri 11-Mar-16 12:58:52

Exact wording was: "casting some women to feature as part of an upcoming advertising campaign we’re working on for a large household brand name.

We’re looking to find a broad range of women who are 30+ differing in age and ethnicity who have a clear ‘imperfection’ (for want of a better word) i.e. a larger than average nose, freckles, crazy-curly hair, a gap in the teeth etc. - the sorts of imperfections women might individually reference as the one thing they ‘dislike most about themselves’. "

Replies were brilliant and more in the spirit of helping parents and empowering women than almost anything else I have seen on MN.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Fri 11-Mar-16 12:59:02

That poem by Hairy is lost then sad


LineyReborn Fri 11-Mar-16 12:59:58

Oh no I tell a lie. DO YOU HATE YOUR BODY is still there, if anyone fancies a crack at it.

CoteDAzur Fri 11-Mar-16 13:00:54

"I understand why you zapped it but just be honest that it was to not scare away any future paying clients rather than that you were concerned it might offend members or wasn't in the spirit of the site."

^ This.

And let's also stop pretending that several MNers reported that thread and wanted it gone.

InvictusVersinium Fri 11-Mar-16 13:01:10

Please someone repost the hairy poem?

2legit2knit Fri 11-Mar-16 13:01:53

I don't believe for a second that it was reported. I hope at least the advertiser got to read it before it disappeared, and realised that we saw through their misogyny and thinly veiled racism disguised as 'empowerment'.

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