Skip to comments.Macy's urged to 'dump Trump' from ads -- or else
Posted on 11/14/2012 7:50:28 PM PST by Altariel
Snip snip snip. What's that sound? The sound of over 558,000 scissors at the ready.
If Macy's doesn't cut its ties to Donald Trump, over half-a-million signers of an online petition will be urged to cut up their Macy's store credit card, the creator of the petition, Angelo Carusone, told TODAY this morning.
Carusone, 30, said he started the petition after seeing a new Macy's ad that mixed in footage from "Miracle on 34th Street" with cameos from several of the faces behind Macy's celebrity brands. There's Justin Bieber, Martha Stewart, Taylor Swift, and then there's Donald Trump, skeptical that the old man in the stocking cap and suit is really Santa and tugging on his beard. Macy's sells a line of Trump-branded ties and fragrances. Stuart Elliot, the New York Times' advertising columnist, noted that the ad was a "clever twist" on Trump's notoriety for casting doubt on whether President Obama's birth certificate and college transcript were real.
But to Carusone, director of online strategy for the media watchdog group Media Matters, the ad struck him as a cynical "embracing" of Trump's brand, which Carusone described as being built on "consequence-free bullying," noting the birtherism controversy, and Trump's history of misogynistic comments. The ad was also released shortly after Trump tweeted calls for "revolution," following President Obama's re-election.
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I’m a Walmart man myself. Artsy Fartsy Macy’s can KMA. And that goes for their goofy parade balloons that are also full of hot air!
Or else they will shop at JC Penney!
Complete with the commie red star.
Me too! I never set foot at Macy’s.
I said Dump Trump years ago.
He maybe rich, but he is an insufferable pompous bore.
My family were Marshall Fields fans which had stores in Wisconsin and their flagship store in Downtown Chicago. Macys screwed all that up.
You better pay attention to this!! This is the lefts way at getting back at Trump... Move on Org is driving this...
I have several of Donald Trump’s wrinkle-free dress shirts. They’re awesome. Probably the best thing I’ve found next to Brooks Brothers. I buy them all off of ebay, but so it goes. Run a bit large, I guess.
I’d certainly buy another.
It’s a wonder they didn’t have them modeling gray smocks and Soviet uniforms.
I love Brooks Brothers. I can always find great ones on eBay at great prices.
Might be worth shopping at Macy’s for the moment.
Clearly as many real signers as fake facebook friends.
You know, I thought The Donald was bats**t crazy long before birther thing, but Media Matters needs to just copulate off and die.
Donald Trump is a wealthy, successful businessman, a Christian, a registered Republican, who was against the Muslin mosque being built close to Ground Zero. He offered to buy the two-building site for more than $6 million.
He has said that Obama would probably be known “as the worst president in U.S. history.” He wasn’t satisfied that Obama had proven his citizenship, and sent researchers to Hawaii to investigate the matter of Obama’s citizenship status. Last week he called Obama’s re-election a “sham and a travesty”
Whose side are YOU on?
Successful, a Christian, a registered Republican.
I question all of those.
Christian, Republicans always lose their butts on casinos using daddy’s money.
Sorry, But Trump is a cheap carnival barker just like Obama.
Get over yourself