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Underwear packaging reportedly recalled from Walmart after Cullman pastorís complaint
Cullman Times (AL) ^ | July 23, 2010 | Trent Moore

Posted on 07/25/2010 5:55:57 AM PDT by notsofastmyfriend

CULLMAN — A local pastor’s complaint about a brand of underwear being sold with “pornographic” pictures on the packaging at the Cullman Walmart reportedly led to a recall of the product.

Frank Boren, pastor of New Hope Christian Center Church of God in the Springhill community, said he noticed the questionable underwear package while shopping at the store in May.

“I was in there shopping for some underwear one day, and looked at the men’s pictures on the packaging,” he said. “On a few of the packages they were very pornographic in the way they were dressed, in skimpy underwear, so I went to the manager and asked her if she thought it was inappropriate to be displayed.”

After filing a few more complaints in the following weeks, Boren said the questionable packaging eventually disappeared from the store’s shelves.

Cullman Walmart store manager Nancy Valentine said Boren’s concerns were forwarded to the corporate office, and an eventual recall of that packaging was likely the result of similar complaints.

“A customer was upset about the picture on the underwear packaging and we sent his concerns to the home office,” she said. “I believe there was a recall on that product packaging later on.”

Boren said he wanted to thank Valentine and Cullman County Sheriff Tyler Roden for their assistance in the matter.

When asked about his role in the reported recall, Roden said he listened to Boren’s complaint — though the issue mostly fell to the discretion of Walmart officials.

“He was concerned about the packaging on some of the men’s underwear being too revealing, in his opinion, to the point that he thought it was pornographic,” he said. “This gentleman voiced his concerns about that.”


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To: notsofastmyfriend

Wtf? Its a picture of a guy in underwear on a package of underwear. Am I missing something? Glad he didn’t go to the ladies section.


21 posted on 07/25/2010 6:29:06 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: notsofastmyfriend

I find the Dolce and Gabanna men’s fragrance ads in upscale travel magazines creepy.


22 posted on 07/25/2010 6:30:21 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly at first.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

There used to be something called “modesty”. We seem to have lost that concept.


23 posted on 07/25/2010 6:36:43 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

I wonder if ol’ Frank bought some.


24 posted on 07/25/2010 6:37:29 AM PDT by donhunt (Where does this totalitarian ashwipe get off telling me I can't chose for myself?)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

Shorts are pornographic in Cullman, AL. Underwear? Forget about it. ;-)


25 posted on 07/25/2010 6:38:09 AM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: TomGuy

There was an old song about an underwear model in a Sears catalogue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd2gD_6YFos


26 posted on 07/25/2010 6:47:08 AM PDT by bleach (Sarah, Wake me in 2012)
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To: auboy

Ah - you know Cullman too then :)


27 posted on 07/25/2010 6:55:39 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Eventus stultorum magister)
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To: NCBraveheart

And Elvis was THE DEVIL!!!!

Yes he was! And them gosh-darned drawers wuz covered with pitchers that wuz almost as fiendishly uncovered as alot of them danged old statues they got right out in public in France and Greece and other sich places over in Yurp.


28 posted on 07/25/2010 7:02:10 AM PDT by flowerplough (Bammy: "People say, yeah, but unemployment's still at 9.6%. Yes, but it's not 12 or 13... or15.")
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To: notsofastmyfriend

I am more offended by the “PEOPLE OF WALMART” emails I get in my inbox periodically!

Actually, I am MOST offended by all the RED CHINESE Products in WALMART and don’t go there anymore because of that.


29 posted on 07/25/2010 7:03:47 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

You ought to see some of the people that walk into my Walmart. Now THAT is pornographic.


30 posted on 07/25/2010 7:06:48 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

I think most mature adult men can handle seeing underwear packages. Seems like someone’s a little sexually immature.


31 posted on 07/25/2010 7:08:50 AM PDT by pgkdan (I'm a monthly donor...you can be one too!)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

The local pastor is also offended when he sees a dog lick its ba***.


32 posted on 07/25/2010 7:12:52 AM PDT by verity (Obama, the BS and rhetoric President)
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To: pgkdan

Being a woman, I was walking down that aisle at Walmart aisle and noticed those underpants.

I stuck a ten in that package.


33 posted on 07/25/2010 7:15:09 AM PDT by dforest
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To: notsofastmyfriend
Not the first time Wal-Mart has had underwear problems.
34 posted on 07/25/2010 7:15:51 AM PDT by tlb
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

God would also not approve of you buying all those products made by slave labor in China.


35 posted on 07/25/2010 7:17:22 AM PDT by NineOmega
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To: tlb

She goes for the big belt style favored by the first lady.


36 posted on 07/25/2010 7:18:12 AM PDT by csvset
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To: infidel29
I think we're too "offended" by things in our society, but if Wal-Mart saw enough of a concern to remove the items that's their decision, possibly a good business decision.

I agree with the first part of your comment, but I believe Wal-Mart made a bad decision by taking action on what amounts to a snivel. They should have told him to take his business elsewhere.

37 posted on 07/25/2010 7:19:10 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

Sorry, Mr Pastor but if you shop at Walmart you should expect to be offended.

38 posted on 07/25/2010 7:21:57 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: All
Look closely at who's watching you.

I missed it first time around.

Leni

39 posted on 07/25/2010 7:22:46 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Sarajevo
"I agree with the first part of your comment, but I believe Wal-Mart made a bad decision by taking action on what amounts to a snivel. They should have told him to take his business elsewhere."

This is Cullman, Alabama. Ultra-conservative, very rural area with a high density of elderly. We used to joke that it was the law that grandparents were required to move to Cullman. Telling a local preacher to take it or leave it would not be good for business overall, and don't you think that the manager (who also probably lives in Cullman) knows that?

I'm not saying I agree with anything in this article, I just thought I'd explain a little bit about Cullman.

40 posted on 07/25/2010 7:26:28 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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