BDS threatens L'Oreal division over product donations to female soldiers
The BDS movement is threatening to boycott the Garnier division of L'Oreal because its products were included in packages
distributed for free to female IDF soldiers.
Garnier, owned by L’Oreal, has faced a backlash after their donated
products were distributed in care packages by the StandWithUs Israel
advocacy group. The products were donated by Garnier Israel. The care
packages were publicized on the StandWithUs Facebook page, with a “shoutout” to Garnier for its contribution.
The company on Thursday tried to head off criticism with a statement on its Facebook page, in which it disassociated itself from the donation to the IDF.
USA is aware of recent activity in social media. It is very important
to us that our fans know that Garnier worldwide promotes peace and
harmony and has a strict policy of not getting involved in any conflict
or political matter. Garnier was astonished to discover this in social
media. After investigation, the hand-out of about 500 products appeared
to be part of a one-time local retailer initiative. Garnier disapproves
of this initiative managed strictly at local level and is very sorry to
have offended some of its fans.”
I would say that if you're in Israel, you should buy Garnier, but if you're anyplace else don't go out of your way. What a bunch of wimps.
Labels: BDS, IDF, StandWithUs