Skip to comments.Underwear packaging reportedly recalled from Walmart after Cullman pastorís complaint
Posted on 07/25/2010 5:55:57 AM PDT by notsofastmyfriend
CULLMAN A local pastors 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 mens 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 stores shelves.
Cullman Walmart store manager Nancy Valentine said Borens 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 Borens complaint though the issue mostly fell to the discretion of Walmart officials.
He was concerned about the packaging on some of the mens 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.
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.
I find the Dolce and Gabanna men’s fragrance ads in upscale travel magazines creepy.
There used to be something called “modesty”. We seem to have lost that concept.
I wonder if ol’ Frank bought some.
Shorts are pornographic in Cullman, AL. Underwear? Forget about it. ;-)
There was an old song about an underwear model in a Sears catalogue.
Ah - you know Cullman too then :)
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.
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.
You ought to see some of the people that walk into my Walmart. Now THAT is pornographic.
I think most mature adult men can handle seeing underwear packages. Seems like someone’s a little sexually immature.
The local pastor is also offended when he sees a dog lick its ba***.
Being a woman, I was walking down that aisle at Walmart aisle and noticed those underpants.
I stuck a ten in that package.
God would also not approve of you buying all those products made by slave labor in China.
She goes for the big belt style favored by the first lady.
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.
Sorry, Mr Pastor but if you shop at Walmart you should expect to be offended.
I missed it first time around.
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.
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