Risque window display causing controv...

Risque window display causing controversy

There are 124 comments on the WCYB story from Jan 23, 2013, titled Risque window display causing controversy. In it, WCYB reports that:

An inflatable doll wearing a party dress lying in bed in a window display surrounded by empty wine and pill bottles is creating quite the controversy in Coeburn, Virginia.

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Well

Roanoke, VA

#101 Jan 31, 2013
Oh and Ronnie, I don't think people are 'whining' about the display....at least I know I'm not. I am simply stating my opinion on the issue just as others have. It's actually nice to have a discussion about something instead of seeing others bash one another. All I ever see on here anymore is threads about so and so having an STD or who the daddy of Jane Doe's baby is. It's not a bad thing to disagree on something but at least some people are acting like adults and not name calling everyone who chooses to think a different way. Like I said in my above post, some people agree with the shop's choice of advertising and some don't....that's it. And you're right, there are bigger issues out there to worry about but for now, we are choosing to discuss this one. I'm not worried about this one either. I honestly believe that the owner just didn't think this idea completely through. That's the only reasoning I can come up with for him to do such a stupid thing. Bad advertising....that's about all I can say.
rod

Norton, VA

#102 Jan 31, 2013
Well wrote:
It doesn't offend me at all. I just think it's stupid advertising. The message that they are trying to portray is ridiculous! They actually think that some man/woman is going to buy someone else flowers or else they might get depressed and overdose....which makes no sense! If that is how they think and advertise, I don't see the shop staying in business too long. Perhaps they should do some research on marketing and maybe they will see that this is not a message people want to see. This is just my opinion. Some people will think it is ok and some will disagree....that's just life.
By the way Rod, thank you very much for your service! Regardless of personal or political views, that is an honor and there are too many people in this country who no longer remember that fact. Our freedoms have been paved with the sacrifices of our soldiers and they did so for all of us to enjoy this great country; letÂ’s not forget that or take it for granted. Again, thank you very much!
You are very very welcome and it was an honor to be apart of the defense of our country and to serve you, your family and all Americans. My service played a large part in forming my religious, personal and political views. I fought for our country to be free and enjoy the freedom to speak freely among others, however I think those freedoms can be abused and taken to an extent that damages our decentcy and values. So with those freedoms come a responsibility to future generations and right and wrong. And to "Ronnie".... This may seem like a small deal to u but keep in mind what I was told by a very intelligent man. "small problems will most certainly grow into big problems if not dealt with swiftly and intelligently". The difference is Ronnie is that I don't go though life not caring about the legacy that I will leave behind to the next generation. And that legacy is in the "small" things that's taught. Teach those small lessons and and u won't have to worry about teaching the big ones later.
They GOT U

Roanoke, VA

#103 Feb 8, 2013
They got you eating rite out of their hands!!!!
They want you to use your imagination,and jump to conclusions!! And most of "you" did !!!!
There are no pills,no wine,no one over dosed,no one died !!!
If no one said any thing about it;they may have taken it down by now,But no....people wanted to jump on the wagon,So now you're on it,Hold on For The Ride!!
And JUST BE Prepared...cause you will get more of it in the future.....They got you HOOKED !!!
If people ignore it,It will go away!!
"Just Saying",They wanted to draw ATTENTION....And "THEY" got it. And "THEY" GOT "YOU"
rob

Christiansburg, VA

#104 Feb 9, 2013
They GOT U wrote:
They got you eating rite out of their hands!!!!
They want you to use your imagination,and jump to conclusions!! And most of "you" did !!!!
There are no pills,no wine,no one over dosed,no one died !!!
If no one said any thing about it;they may have taken it down by now,But no....people wanted to jump on the wagon,So now you're on it,Hold on For The Ride!!
And JUST BE Prepared...cause you will get more of it in the future.....They got you HOOKED !!!
If people ignore it,It will go away!!
"Just Saying",They wanted to draw ATTENTION....And "THEY" got it. And "THEY" GOT "YOU"
ll.i look forward to seeing what they put up next..
rod

Norton, VA

#105 Feb 9, 2013
They GOT U wrote:
They got you eating rite out of their hands!!!!
They want you to use your imagination,and jump to conclusions!! And most of "you" did !!!!
There are no pills,no wine,no one over dosed,no one died !!!
If no one said any thing about it;they may have taken it down by now,But no....people wanted to jump on the wagon,So now you're on it,Hold on For The Ride!!
And JUST BE Prepared...cause you will get more of it in the future.....They got you HOOKED !!!
If people ignore it,It will go away!!
"Just Saying",They wanted to draw ATTENTION....And "THEY" got it. And "THEY" GOT "YOU"
Bottom line is that's exactly the perception that anyone would have. U can twist it alllllll u want. It's ugly, offensive and wrong period. And they won't operate long with the attitude they take.
rod

Norton, VA

#106 Feb 9, 2013
And they don't have me "hooked" they have me disgusted. Big difference! Can't wait to see them OUT of business which is coming soon enough
What If

Roanoke, VA

#107 Feb 10, 2013
If she dont get flowers Thursday,We may see her standing on the corner Friday,smoking a cigarette,with her bags packed,and looking for another man,"Who Knows,"YOUR MAN" may be the one that comes by And Picks her up and leaves town with her!!
oh well

Big Stone Gap, VA

#108 Feb 19, 2013
Valentines day is over take down your stupid disply
Lola

Wise, VA

#109 Feb 19, 2013
I hope they leave it in the window all year. Just to piss u people off. Lmao! But then u will find something else to complain about.
oh well

Big Stone Gap, VA

#110 Feb 20, 2013
they are not pissing me off they make me sick let their flowers speak for there selves they are suppost to be so GOSH DURN GOOD
Thomas

Norton, VA

#111 Feb 20, 2013
Their flowers stink and looks to me like it stays empty all the time! Hmmmm wonder why?? LOL. They won't last long.
lol

Wise, VA

#112 Feb 20, 2013
OMG those 2 queer hillbillys on the news cracked me up.
rob

Norton, VA

#113 Feb 21, 2013
I don't think it will be much longer b4 they close the doors. U can't keep a place open and pay the bills if u don't keep your customers happy and satisfied. And the "majority" of people aren't happy with the display and they have showed no remorse or regret for putting it up.
Joker

Norton, VA

#114 Feb 22, 2013
Somehow I think people in Coeburn should be the LAST ones to get offended. I mean Appalachia used to be the crack head capital of this area but Coeburn has slowly bumped them to take over that title. I mean really, this is one of the worst places for crack heads and drug addicts I have ever seen.
rob

Norton, VA

#115 Feb 22, 2013
Joker wrote:
Somehow I think people in Coeburn should be the LAST ones to get offended. I mean Appalachia used to be the crack head capital of this area but Coeburn has slowly bumped them to take over that title. I mean really, this is one of the worst places for crack heads and drug addicts I have ever seen.
Not everyone here in this town is a crack head!!!! That offends me. As a matter of fact the majority are not crack heads thank u!!! It doesn't matter where u go u are gonna have those types of people. Coeburn is as good a place as anywhere else! And yes the "majority" of people are offended by that display!
oh well

Big Stone Gap, VA

#116 Feb 22, 2013
thank God went by there today and it was taken down now don't have to see that trash
go away ya stupidwhore

Norton, VA

#117 Feb 22, 2013
who cares if this is the bible belt ? that's all people do around here is drink beer and take pills if stupid people would wake up people are mad cause they are telling the truth? that's all girls do around here is pills and drink and all guys do around here. do us all a favor and overdose okay. stupid pill heads.
The Real Story

Roanoke, VA

#118 Feb 22, 2013
Joker wrote:
Somehow I think people in Coeburn should be the LAST ones to get offended. I mean Appalachia used to be the crack head capital of this area but Coeburn has slowly bumped them to take over that title. I mean really, this is one of the worst places for crack heads and drug addicts I have ever seen.
Actually, I've lived in Appalachia for 35 years and I've never heard it called the 'crack capital of the area.' Every town in this country has drugs and if you ever got out of Wise County, you'd see that. It's very sad to see that drugs are taking over at such a fast pace. Maybe the people who use drugs or understand that mentality are not offended but the majority of us who don't, are offended. We don't see the reason for such a trashy message. In my opinion it's the worst form of advertising that I've ever seen and makes me want to avoid the business instead of shopping there. I would guess they've been laughed at and made fun of way more than it's been helped. There's plenty of other flower shops around and I would never support a place that had such a ludicrous display in the window. That is just my opinion and I know some of you will disagree. That's the good thing about living in America...we all have the right to our own opinions.
Hey

Wise, VA

#119 Feb 23, 2013
Its gone now STFU! Now what will u complain about?
mark

Norton, VA

#120 Feb 23, 2013
I notice that the crap came out of the widow and wasn't replaced by trash

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