Friday, February 19, 2010

BHM pimping hair care products.

Today on the show, Bob mentioned a display at Kroger that was using a Black History Month theme and the names of famous civil rights leaders to sell personal grooming products specifically designed for today's African American, or something. Has Black History Month officially, and finally, jumped the shark? Seems like it, no?

Each picture links to a bigger image...
The whole display (sorry for the fuzziness...damn cell phone cameras):

Close up on the products: Really? Selling hair relaxers under the banner of BHM?


The bottom part of the display, in which the most important figures in the history of the American civil rights movement are offered up to the consumer gods:


1955: Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, presumably with gross, too-curly black person hair.

Sheesh! Should we e-mail the Reverends Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton and demand action? Seriously considering it...

2 comments:

  1. HAHAHAHAHA. Excellent.

    I am surprised there was no product tie in on the timeline.

    Lets celebrate BHM with a Heiniken!

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