Walmart Turns on Gaydar, Wants Gay Shoppers

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Hoping to get some "Tar-zjay" cache, stodgy and very un-gay Wal-Mart his hooked itself up with gay marketing firm Witeck-Combs Communications and joined the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Not quite sure there's a match there.

by Steve Hall    Aug-25-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Brands   

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Wal-Mart has ZERO taste in practically every aspect. I don't think many gay or lesbians folks will be shopping there just because of some partnership.
Target > *

Posted by: Rob Poitras on August 25, 2006 1:08 PM

How soon before all the Red States are up in arms and start boycotting the stores?

Posted by: Robin Zaleski on August 25, 2006 2:24 PM

As a bisexual female who HATES Walmart due to it's union busting and child labor overseas, I think this is quite a stupid partnership.

Want to see more of why Walmart is evil? Check out walmartwatch.com

Posted by: DJ on August 25, 2006 2:30 PM

Anyone remember when Wal*Mart was all about "Buy American Made"?

Beyond the food now (and I have doubts even there) is anything "American Made" at Wal*Mart anymore?

Posted by: AntiSane on August 25, 2006 4:42 PM

I guess my question is what was the reason? If they found a good advertising bunch that will provide them the experience and ability they need in this dog eat dog world, ok so they have a new agency. I don't care. If they have some other publicity stut in mind then fire the stupid fool who made it. Wal-Mart in the last few years has pulled some very stupid stunts, and this is just likely one in what will be a long list.

Posted by: roy on August 25, 2006 5:42 PM

Oh! So that's the sound I'm hearing. It's Sam rolling over in his grave. Personally I think, "Isn't that just faaaaaabulous?" and (see first comment.)

Posted by: Timm on August 26, 2006 2:28 AM

Someone call the American Family Association!! I'm sure 8 rednecks in Mississippi are just dying for something meaningful to boycott over Labor Day weekend.

Posted by: Catch Up Lady on August 27, 2006 9:58 PM

Organic food? Marketing to gays? Why WalMart is trying to woo blue-staters now? Aren't trailer-park, gun-lovin', war-lovin', gas-hogging, Christian extremists spending enough money?

Posted by: anon on August 29, 2006 11:09 AM

Organic food? Marketing to gays? Why WalMart is trying to woo blue-staters now? Aren't trailer-park, gun-lovin', war-lovin', gas-hogging, Christian extremists spending enough money? What's next? FOX News becoming unbiased?

Posted by: anon on August 29, 2006 11:10 AM

To be honest, I think it is awful, if gays are going to shop at wal-mart, let them and if not so what. I don't think that it should be publiclized. When you publiclize things of this nature, it makes children think that it is okay to be gay because walmart, their favorite store is accepting it. I will not support an organization that support gays. I chose not to and I never will so. Wal mart is gonig to loose a lottttttttttt of customers after this stupid act. People may act like they don't know but they know that it is just sick to be gay. I am not the one to judge but the bible does.

Posted by: Memo on September 26, 2006 3:07 PM

What's all the fuss about? Why can't we all be happy? Isn't that what "gay" means...happy?

Posted by: happy on September 30, 2006 12:30 AM





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