The Beauty Poll on a Tuesday? Why not? I don’t think I could bear to go two weeks in a row without running a new poll.
Yes, I’m that nosy.
The last poll wanted to know if you would still buy products from a company who had an employee outburst that doesn’t jive with your personal belief system. 45% of you said it depended on how influential that employee was within the company, although I think it is safe to assume that the person is fairly high-profile. I mean, I don’t see a newspaper interviewing the junior marketing guy very often. Although Jezebella had an interesting distinction, commenting, “More so than how influential the person is, I would consider what the company’s response was to the person’s bad behavior.” Excellent point. 37% of you stated you would no longer buy from the company, and 16% said they would still buy the product.
I asked the poll question in direct response to something the lovely Queen of Sheba pointed out to me after I posted about Guerlain lipstick, which is what I linked to in the original poll post. I was disgusted by what Mr. Guerlain had stated in his interview, but that didn’t stop me from buying Guerlain products. As discussed in the comments section, Guerlain is no longer a family-run business and is run by mega-corp LVMH. I consider the Guerlains to be no longer associated with the company, and thus, reasoned that I wasn’t acting against my principles by buying their product. Or, maybe I’m just fooling myself.
As for today, I’m going to lean toward a more light-hearted subject. I got so many interesting responses on my anti-waxing post, that I felt I needed to hear from all of you about the very important subject of how you personally choose to tend your lady-garden. Yes, yes, it is definitely veering into TMI, but what is a little TMI amongst friends? And besides, this is the internets! Nobody will know how you voted! I get zero data on the votes, just the total.