Lowe's missed chance

Dec 14, 2011 Full story: Tampa Bay Online 7

Lowe's Companies Inc. missed an opportunity to make the right choice this week when faced with outrage over advertising it pulled from a weekly cable TV series about Muslim-Americans. Instead, it issued a sorry-but-not-really apology, and in doing so, the retailer has appeared weak-kneed in the face of bigotry.

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APM

Cumberland, MD

#1 Dec 15, 2011
Lowes needs to just fess up that they don't like Muslims. Its their advertising money and they can spend it where they want. After all they sponsor Nascar, it's an expression of Redneck!!
In a perfect world

Holland, MI

#2 Dec 15, 2011
I take it from your post that you are a troll whose only intent is to stir trouble. Nobody will believe for one moment that anyone thinks that way
APM

Cumberland, MD

#3 Dec 15, 2011
Thanks for the compliment!! but it is what is and their actions speak for them!!
Patriotic Girl

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Dec 15, 2011
I have been in Cumberland,Md and I see no reason for you to get upset about Lowes..There are plenty other places you can go for hardware!! We will continue to go to Lowes..Also, I have seen plenty of muslims that were pigs and filthy..I would rather sit with a redneck than a muzzie!!
WhoDat

Lansing, MI

#5 Dec 15, 2011
So the other 50 plus advertisers who pulled their ads as well hate Muslims?
APM

Cumberland, MD

#6 Dec 15, 2011
Patriotic Girl wrote:
I have been in Cumberland,Md and I see no reason for you to get upset about Lowes..There are plenty other places you can go for hardware!! We will continue to go to Lowes..Also, I have seen plenty of muslims that were pigs and filthy..I would rather sit with a redneck than a muzzie!!
Do you realize what you are saying.....calling muslims pigs and filthy,,If you don't you must be a redneck!!! And you should be shopping at Lowes.

Since: Apr 11

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#7 Dec 20, 2011
OMG.... U people are showing your ignorance. It was a STUPID business decision... like most of the business decisions they have made lately. Cowering down to someone who goes to Corporate and complains. If you actually work for the store, then you know, to something for nothing, all you have to do is go to Corporate and complain and they will cave. That is all that happened here. They don't care about Muslims or Christians or Jews or Hari Krishnas. They only care about their advertising made a portion of the view population upset. Plain and simple. Nothing more nothing less. Bad Business decision

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