Created 02/03/2012 - 1 year ago
Just in time for the rising backlash to its self-created public relations disaster, the Susan G. Komen Foundation—which announced this week that it would pull its funding from Planned Parenthood—has teamed up with Discount Gun Sales to market pink handguns.
UPDATE: Susan G. Komen Kicks Off P.R. Rehab by Promoting Pink Handguns http://t.co/SadVfaMW #NoJoke #PinkWashing #ShameOnKomen
Komen, starting PR recovery, decides to sell PINK HANDGUNS. Not an Onion Story. http://t.co/DtKAqG3E
This is for real. #KomenForTheCure continues to amaze &now promotes pink handguns. Another PR disaster? http://t.co/pCTAkYDG
yup“@HildyGottlieb: At least we know what @komenforthecure will be using to shoot itself in the other foot http://t.co/9NGflhxS #2FeetDown
Dude, NO. I'd have to be chocolate wasted to even CONSIDER buying one. "SGK Foundation Now Promoting Pink Handguns" - http://t.co/DsXoSQ6d
I am so sorry for the women who have been diagnosed with this fatal disease, and the 'research' put into 'finding... http://t.co/kmTMsbVg
Dear Komen Foundation, even if this is not true, you deserve all the negative press for as long as we can find it... http://t.co/eecTSbdo
It appears that Susan G. Komen for the Cure may have saved face by agreeing to not de-fund PP, but they now think... http://t.co/wvdyKF7z
@NancyLeeGrahn There are other cancer charities. Komen now teaming up w/Discount Gun Sales to market pink handguns http://t.co/MNXA7y2B
Nothing says "Save the Boobies" like killing with a pink gun. Does it comes with matching pink bullets by Winchester? http://t.co/KlcaoLWm
RT @healthglobal: #komen joins a gun manufacturer to offer pink gun #KomenGate #news not a joke http://t.co/Jgdpk0rm #fail
Well, I guess getting shot with a pink handgun WOULD increase my awareness of Breast Cancer... #sarcasm #hypocrites http://t.co/DDob73DE
RT @TysonHawk: Komen needs a new PR firm RIGHT NOW. RT @JohnFord1619: Susan Komen, marketing Hand Guns. This is WTF http://t.co/eOcCnOl7
PR whiplash!? The best way to recover from one debacle is not to get caught up in another one - @Gawker http://t.co/urCfPf79
Anyone heard any more on this? RT @ReportingHealth Komen Foundation Kicks Off PR Rehab by Promoting Pink Handguns http://t.co/0kpSlqqn
RT @jay_jaffe: Holy what the fuck, Komen. This is what passes for sound PR strategy? http://t.co/up7s7fsu
So Susan G Komen Fdn cut funding to #PlannedParenthood but pink promo guns are ok? #grabaclue #fireyourpr http://t.co/LjGqM1hA via @zite
Oh dear....Is this The Onion-esque news or reality??? Pink Hand Guns by Komen?? http://t.co/OrxMZlFw
Okay PURPLE friends...what do you think about this one? Do you think this has taken cause marketing too far? WOW!... http://t.co/ekSa96Fe
Saga continues RT "@daynasteele: Komen now announces sale of pink handguns. Really? Who is in charge at this place? http://t.co/msLp2vbb"
Guns...YES, Planned Parenthood...NO! ... Komen Foundation Promoting Pink Handguns http://t.co/2hlSiEki #standwithpp @ppact @komenforthecure
Susan G Komen is getting a hit left & right lately. I hope this is NOT true.. http://t.co/FGeiNNSM Pink handgun, really?
RT @chriscognito: Oh dear god, are you seriously shitting me? http://t.co/EO1T9Aff || Can one be pro-handgun & "pro-life"? sigh
Susan G. Komen Foundation not off to a good start in handling PR nightmare fall-out. Pink guns? Really? via @gawker http://t.co/KtLqD375
RT @artificer13: Komen now promoting pink Handguns http://t.co/AvJrIr4n #GunsDontKillPeopleCancerKillsPeople #WTF
RT @SameCowboy: They're just goofing w/ our minds, right? http://t.co/z6i1o5Ei Susan G. Komen Foundation promoting pink handguns.
*Que Record Scratching* Susan G Komen commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness with...Pink Handguns. Yes, u heard it right! http://t.co/Ls0yrRLq
World According to #Komen: Planned Parenthood bad, pink semi-automatic handguns GOOD! http://t.co/5480dgWJ #thisisnojoke
This is cracking me up. It's real. RT @petershankman: Komen, starting PR recovery, decides to sell PINK HANDGUNS. http://t.co/TxjVSMKS
@josh_greenberg @tylerorchard and it would appear Komen's firing back with selling pink pistols http://t.co/rTBNHAqd (via @Toronto_PR_Guy)
@DamesGotMoxie reversal aside, did you see the @komenforthecure pink HANDGUNS? http://t.co/v93l5l68 you can't make this stuff up...
After @PPact debacle @komenforthecure asks NRA for PR & rebranding advice #republicant #irony http://t.co/2J4G1RXW http://t.co/BuJSVNP9
Interesting: #Komen Foundation's crisis management strategy seems to include selling pink guns http://t.co/FBFXbyr4