SO Offended – regarding Callies presentation of Dr Brandt skincare
Throughout the entire presentation of Dr Brandt skincare, Callie was speaking of Dr Brandt in the present tense – and even mentioned that “he works at his practices in Miami and NYC”. Dr Brandt passed away on April 5th of last year (just before he relaunched his skincare on HSN).
I find it not only incredibly disrespectful and insensitive, but also deceptive selling. Helen would go back and forth when she spoke of the skin care vs the man (skincare in present tense, Dr Brandt the man in the past tense). Callie never used the past tense – Lucy tried to, but after awhile, she just went with it. It was very telling and extremely deceiving.
I don’t care that we are being sold a skincare line of a doctor who is no longer hands on in developing his products. I just don’t think it’s ethical to be so deceptive (or just plain ignorant – which I don’t believe is the case).
She already made a public apology on Facebook, which can be viewed by by anyone registered there or not.
IMO, speaking of Dr. Brandt in the present sense was totally disrespectful!! For heavens sake, DO YOUR HOMEWORK before coming on air, regardless of the vendor!!! I saw the show and my jaw dropped!! Just one more reason to add to my list for rarely watching HSN. To them it really doesnt matter, I guess. They are there to SELL, SELL, SELL, regardless!! Shame on HSN.
Really bad form, Callie. Dr. Brandt ended his life and you, supposedly THE expert, did not know this. And so you are on my “never watch, ever” list. You are representing his products and you don’t have a clue. What else are you not getting right?? I could not believe it when you said he was so busy with his patients that he couldn’t come on the air. Bad, very bad
Hi ya’ll….I saw the show and the entire time watching and listening to Callie, heck I thought the man was still alive, well, and still making great products. Did I miss April Fool’s Day? Cause I was fooled. Thanks for enlighten me on his existence…..Spit-fire-burn-the-matches ( a Texas slang!)…. :womantongue:
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Well run businesses can and do continue after their founders pass away and their founders expect them to do so and they plan for it They don’t want their businesses to close upon their passing.
Their legacy, vision, hard work and name recognition live on while continuing to provide jobs for thousands, income for their descendants and profits for their shareholders Most are committed to philanthropic endeavors. It’s part of their long range business plan along with succession planning and executive development at its best!
I think that his passing was acknowledged. But now, ‘they’ (whomever ‘they’ is) have turned his name into a brand and are continuing to profit off the brand name. – Personally, I think that is all wrong.
Excuse a host if now and then the brand gets transposed with the person. If there is one host whom I think would definitely hate to offend anyone in such a way, it is Callie.
I didn’t see this show as well, but I do agree that this is very disrespectul & insensitive for Callie to keep speaking to thousands of customers as if he was still alive? It is very unethical and I agree it is deceiving, deceptive for someone to promote a product in this case.. Great catch Sharon818 I couldn’t agree more with you, and HSN Needs to put a stop to this ASAP or don’t sell anymore of these products to us consumers past & persent.. Kudos to you Sharon.. Think of how many people watch this show daily and to do this is so uncalled for.. I wouldn’t buy anything from them for this reason no matter how good their products are..!!! :womanfrustrated::womanembarrassed:
I didn’t see the show, sounds like sheer ignorance to me, and yes she probably did not do her homework. Everyone, please lighten it up……Sharon was simply sharing her opinion. Whew, we are in a PC world! haha!!
Maybe she was referring to Dr. Brandt as the skin care line rather the person behind the brand. I don’t see it as a deception of any kind.
I’m sure she’s well aware of Dr. Brandt’s very tragic death.
I honestly don’t think there was any sort of hidden agenda.
If Vince Camuto, Carlos Falchi, etc are sold on HSN, the hosts ALWAYS make a point of mentioning their passing – OR just not blatantly referring to them (individually, not their line) in the present tense. The only thing I was offended by was when Callie flat out kept mentioning that “Dr Brandt sees patients in Miami and NYC”. She must have said it no less than five times in the 40 minute presentation.
I don’t usually care about this stuff, but for some reason, it just really rubbed me wrong. It was sloppy presenting on Callie’s part.
i think some people would complain about anything, whether it’s important or not. Stop analyzing and careing about abused children, world hunger, world peace. Then, you will be doing some good.
More classic examples of lines that go on after the creator’s death, Joan Rivers, Jeanne Bice.
I didn’t see that show, but it sounds like Callie was lazy and just didn’t want to bounce back and forth between present and past tenses. It would have been appropriate to refer to the Brandt brand in present tense, and Dr Brandt, the human being, in past tense. I also agree it was rude and deceitful to treat Dr Brandt as purely a brand and not pay homage to him as a human being.
I don’t see an issue with it..Most any name brand remains after the founder dies.The name is what sells the product.90% of us likely didn’t even know he had passed away.I didn’t.I think it would be more offensive to act as if he never existed and his products were not continuing with new ideas ongoing.Fashion designers are an example..They don’t drop their name just because they leave this world.Its not the past tense if his products are still being produced and sold to the public..People seem to find something to be offended for everything..
Sometimes when we speak, a wrong word will escape. I don’t think that Callie ever intends to offend anyone.
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05.05.16 3:37 PM