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Tide Laundry Detergent-Grandma Vivid Whites Commercial
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Rating: 5/51
Tide/P&G

October 25, 2012 I just saw for the first time your Tide Grandma commercial for vivid whites IN SPANISH on an English station in Las Vegas nv.! so I looked you up on the internet to respond RE:

Tide® Launches its First Bilingual TV Commercials in English and Spanish Top Networks…the spot for English stations will air during the first weekend of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – 17.

I, AND MANY OTHER WHITE PEOPLE DO NOT CARE ABOUT HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH!!! AND WE DO NOT WANT TO HEAR OR SEE IT ON THE FEW ENGLISH TV STATIONS WE GET!!!

Quote from your site…“Being able to talk to the Hispanic consumer in the way that better suits them allows us to be closer to them and learn more about their likes and preferences.”

WELL, WHAT ABOUT MY (A WHITE PERSON) LIKES AND PREFREENCES?? I PREFER TO HEAR ENGLISH ON MY ENGLISH SPEAKING CHANNELS PLEASE!!!!!!! My grandmother, mother, my son who has 3 kids and myself have bought Tide Detergent our whole lives. I will do what EVER I can to get that ad OFF my TV channels. I WILL CANCEL MY SUBSCRIBTION WITH COX IF I HAVE TO AND I AM GOING TO COPY THEM ON THIS EMAIL! I WILL EMAIL, TWITTER, BLOG AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATION I HAVE TO TELL EVERYONE NOT TO BUY TIDE...AND HELP STOP THESE RACIAL OFFENDING COMMERCIALS.

I’m sick of seeing and hearing the Mexican language every time I turn on TV, go shopping or in restaurants!!! It’s every where and I DON’T WANT IT ON THE FEW ENGLISH STATIONS I GET WITH MY COX SUBSCRIBTION.

I have Cox Americas 100 Favorites…I am not happy with it because many of them are Spanish stations that I would rather not have to pay for because I do not speak that language and do not watch them, but I am forced to have and pay for those channels anyway. NOW, YOU ARE MAKING ME WATCH MEXICAN ADS ON ENGLISH SPEAKING STATIONS.

I AM FURIOUS ABOUT IT!!
re:
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a study1 by the Pew Hispanic Center, differences in language show a correlation to difference on points of views among U.S. Hispanics; moreover, language is a key factor in the process of assimilation of Latinos in the United States, with recently immigrated Hispanics being more proficient in Spanish and in contrast English use becoming dominant by the third generation. To reflect this reality and Target all levels of acculturation in a U.S. Hispanic household, Tide® created its first bilingual commercials for national English and Spanish TV stations.

YOU WANT 'DIFFERENCE ON POINTS OF VIEWS' WELL THEN, HERE'S MINE...IF MEXICANS ARE SPEAKING ENGLISH IN THE UNITED STATES...PUT ENGLISH SPEAKING ADVERTISEMENTS ON THEIR TV STATIONS AND LEAVE OUR STATIONS ALONE...BETTER YET, JUST REMOVE THE SPANISH STATIONS ALL TOGETHER AND FORCE THEM TO LEARN ENGLISH IF THEY WANT TO STAY IN AMERICA AND QUIT SHOVING SPANISH DOWN OUR THROATS... SO WITH THAT SAID

CAN YOU REFER ME TO ANY SPANISH/MEXICAN/HISPANIC TV STATIONS THAT ADVERTISES ADS IN ENGLISH !? PLEASE, I’D LIKE TO KNOW, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE!!!

Signed,

A VERY DISSATISFIED AND ANGRY AMERICAN CONSUMER!!!

Patti French
     
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melissa253 on 2012-10-25:
Wow!
Cwazychicken on 2012-10-25:
my thoughts exactly, melissa. wow
madconsumer on 2012-10-25:
you have every right to feel this way!! we American English speaking people are forced to speak other languages because someone foreign will be offended if not.

I agree 100%!!
Cwazychicken on 2012-10-25:
all I can suggest is mute or change the channel. we live in a country with many nationalities.......
FoDaddy19 on 2012-10-25:
While I agree with the whole "If you want to live here, learn English" thing, If a company wants to run Spanish (or any other language) ads, it's their choice.
CUontheFlipSide on 2012-10-25:
First one of these commercials I see will mean my last Tide purchase.
trmn8r on 2012-10-26:
You better get used to the "browning" of America, unless someone unleashes a plan to reverse something that has been happening steadily for a few decades now and has obvious implications for today and the near future.

As a Caucasian male, I am planning to sit back with some popcorn and watch the sparks fly. My relief valve if things get too dicey is to move to Canada.

We are a great big melting pot, but the ratio of the ingredients is changing. Like a martini, stirring gently is in order.
Cwazychicken on 2012-10-26:
In my state, this isn't really a huge issue (then again, I'm more up there, and my state is more known for native americans lol. But again, all nationalities live here. I don't have this problem that much and I tend to watch all the programs that aren't for hispanics because honestly, my Spanish is bad lol and I never use it.
Elle74 on 2012-10-26:
Wow, this guy needs a break from society for a while. Take a vacation and just go fishing. You're going to end up having a heart attack or a stroke if you let a commercial stress you out so much. Try meditation, and maybe LEARN a foreign language--not because you have to--but because you want to
wjk898 on 2012-10-26:
I've never seen a Tide commercial in Polish yet my grandparents and zillions like them came here legally, worked like dogs, paid taxes, read the English newspapers (with Tide ads in English) and all they got were Polish jokes from clever Jewish Hollywood so-called comedians.

My grandmother did once, fry fish in Lestoil (thinking this was something new and you used less..); but I didn't say assimilation was easy.
onlooker on 2012-10-26:
It is easy to note frustration here: my first response was go back to a native English speaking country....America was not....and your ancestors might not have been.
Yes it is hard to believe that you must listen to another language in your own home, but you can click mute or another channel, or get subtitles and then you understand it all or not at all. Life is changing, the US is changing, marketing to all citizens and inhabitants is changing. Education and power and money might still be concentrated with 'native' English speakers, but not all of it, hence the marketing.
Frustrating but that is what it is, and being mad only allows you to lose some the great differences, the variations that make America a great place for many.
leet60 on 2012-10-26:
I am in total agreement with trmn8r. In reality the U.S.A does NOT have an official language despite what many would like to believe. We are indeed a melting pot of various cultures, which is to our credit.

While American English is the prevalent language it is neither official or legally required. The beauty of America is that our culture is designed to be all inclusive, and airing advertisements in other languages is a part of this.

Anonymous on 2012-10-26:
I wonder if other counties get mad if they stumble across an English program on tv.
CrazyRedHead on 2012-10-26:
If something comes on tv that I don't like or agree with I just change the channel or use that time to go and do something. I'm caucasian and I don't hold your views nor do I agree with you. I have a remote and I"m not afraid to use it.
onlooker on 2012-10-26:
English language programs often in countries that do not speak English are very very popular - some cable companies even charge extra for them. so little shorty, good question
Kris10 on 2012-10-26:
Such intolerance! Wow. Many people that live here in America speak another language other than English as their primary language. That doesn't meant they can't speak English, but I applaud Tide for reaching out to them and speaking in their own language. Also, as a white female, I like Hispanic Heritage month. I enjoy learning about other cultures and customs. I take things I like from other cultures and try to work it into my lifestyle. I don't see what you're so angry about. Just because they're reaching out to another audience, other than yourself, doesn't mean they're not reaching out to you with another commercial.
melissa253 on 2012-10-26:
My husband just read this. He works for Direct Tv and he told me about the guy who called in to complain about all the Spanish channels. He said "I don't speak no Mexican' (in his best hill-billy accent) and that he wanted those stations taken off his service. lol
BLPetes on 2012-10-27:
Yes, I agree and I've emailed P and G that I will NEVER AGAIN buy Tide or any of their other products. We speak Enlgish here in America. Feel free to air your Spanish ads on Mexican stations, but not on my English stations. Shame on you for forcing that on us.
melissa253 on 2012-10-27:
This is the United States of America. As in :UNITED WE STAND. DIVIDED WE FALL
melissa253 on 2012-10-27:
UNITED WE STAND. Divided WE FALL.
Jenniferkate on 2012-11-02:
Seriously people, I am in shock with the level of ignorance demonstrated here. I saw the commercial last night and thought it was fun to hear another language featured in it. Didn't thought of it to be disrespectful. Clearly your problem is not the commercial but rather that you, yourself are a racist and have no tolerance for the changing face of America. Get on the program and embrace it, this is a country made of many races and people from all over the world (just in case you didn't learn that is school...). Kudos to tide! Great commercial, great reality of our wonderful diverse country!!!
Hairtater on 2013-04-12:
Yes, America is a melting pot.... But the people who come here legal HAVE TO SPEAK ENGLISH!!!! And if we have to hear Mexican speaking on our English channels, then why aren't the other nationalities represented? I'm sure they would like to hear their native tongue also.. Not counting all the different Native American Tribes who speak different languages!!! So by the time if they did this, there wouldn't be enough time to even see the rest of the TV program... We legit Americans want commercials in English... Oh, and I'm German,Irish,Comanche & Cherokee.. But I am 6 th generation AMERICAN FIRST!!!!!
Ms.Nova on 2013-04-19:
The thing is, they DON'T WANT TO LEARN OR SPEAK ENGLISH! When my parents came to the US, they had to learn English FAST or starve! When they had kids, they did not teach them Italian. Why? Because they did not come here to carve out a piece of Italy, they came here to become Americans! They did not expect Americans to learn Italian! As an American, I am insulted & will never buy tide again.
Be on 2013-05-22:
I am so so sick of having the Spanish language in my face everywhere I go. I will NEVER buy tide again after seeing that commercial.
Wasp52 on 2013-06-18:
I have not seen commercials in other languages just Spanish. I live in California where they have been forcing this on us for years. I would like to find the focus group who though this up and tell them how un happy I am with it.
its about time on 2013-09-02:
ITS ABOUT TIME I'm so glad that there's some people put there that are just as tired as I am that are tired of being forced to see and hear Spanish non stop. True this is America and we are all supposed to be allowed to speak our own but we aren't really when all u hear is the blabbing of Spanish.... I even get it at work and I get horrible looks when I tell people that I'm sorry I don't speak Spanish, like I'm a moron and in the wrong... well excuse me I was born and raised to spreak English... if you don't like go away....
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Tube Of Crest Bad Tasting/Bitter
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CINCINNATI, OHIO -- I have used Crest for many years. I know the taste. A recent puchase of a tube had a bad taste and burning sensation. The only ID on the tube is 95045368. I tried to find customer service on line but could not find an email for them.
     
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trmn8r on 2012-01-01:
On the back of the box I see the telephone number for questions is 800-595-4158. Got it off Google images. Good luck.
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Commercial for Tide Laundry Soap
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Your TV commercial with the mother out and out lying to the daughter about her blouse is abhoring!!! What poor judgment to use a person purposely lying on TV!! Don't we see and hear enough lying as it is??? The mother "pretends" she can't remember where the green blouse is. Then she goes to her hamper, finds the blouse she knows she has worn, finds the spot she made on it, goes to the washer and uses Tide to remove the stain in the laundry. Later the daughter comes in the room wearing the blouse and says it must have been in her closet somewhere. The mother smiles. How dare you use such a totally BAD example. There is lying going on in what you read, see, hear, etc. This commercial is horrible and should be removed from TV ASAP. A disgruntled customer. This has nothing to do with a company directly-just the commercial department for Tide,
     
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CrazyRedHead on 2010-09-09:
Should we remove Santa from Christmas, or maybe the Easter Bunny from
Easter?? Parents lie to there kids about the existence of them and no one seems to bat an eyelash at that.
fast327 on 2010-09-09:
Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are alive and well. They have been coming to see me for 60+ years.
Anonymous on 2010-09-09:
I think the commercial is pretty cool and see nothing wrong with the premise of it.
A Cougar out clubbing in their Daughter's blouse is alright with me.
Anonymous on 2010-09-09:
That's going to be me and my daughter one day. I will 'borrow' her clothes to go out clubbing
Anonymous on 2010-09-09:
There ya go!!
Anonymous on 2010-09-09:
I think you should boycott all Proctor products until they agree to remove the commercial. How dare they imply it is OK to lie to a child??!
Venice09 on 2010-09-09:
Have you considered that it might be the mother who buys the clothes and does the laundry for her daughter? So what if she borrows a blouse every once in a while. Maybe there's a mutual agreement between mother and daughter about sharing clothes. I think the mother was trying to hide the fact that she stained the blouse, not that she wore it. She washed it and put it back. Problem solved.
jktshff1 on 2010-09-09:
+10 V09. If mama ain't happy, no one is.
Venice09 on 2010-09-09:
It's good to see you recognize that, jkt. Because it's true! ;)
raven2010 on 2010-09-09:
I flippin LOVE this commercial.
jktshff1 on 2010-09-09:
yep, it's a good one
MRM on 2010-09-09:
When I saw this commercial, it was all in good fun. The commercial was hilarious that the immorality has never crossed my mind.
PepperElf on 2010-09-09:
I figure... does an ad actually make a product work better or worse?

then again I don't buy that I just buy the grocery store stuff.
CrazyRedHead on 2010-09-10:
I actually have a picture hanging in my kitchen to remind everyone that if Mamma ain't happy then no one is, my husband and kids can attest to that one.
Anonymous on 2010-09-10:
I think it's easy to solve this one. Don't watch commercials you don't like.
PepperElf on 2010-09-10:
sing - lol good point. I personally go one step further. I don't watch regular tv. I get my shows online. and when there's advertising I just turn the volume down - or click "does not apply to me" if I dislike the ad. (hulu lets you vote on some ads)
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Bounce Laundry Softener (Scented Type) May Be Toxic
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I don’t understand how anyone can tolerate the odor of a drying agent like the strongly scented fabric softener Bounce. A family member asked me to bring her a package when I go to see her overseas. I put the package in a small room with other things for her. When I entered that room a couple of days later the bounce odor was overwhelming. I got some saran wrap and put two layers around the package and added two layers of newspaper. But the odor came through. I proceeded to open the package and left it outside for days. It still smells although less strongly. I plan to leave it outside until my trip starts.

There are some articles that address the toxicity of these types of products. Everyone should read them.

     
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Anonymous on 2008-12-15:
Perhaps you could cite the source of some of these articles?
Principissa on 2008-12-15:
I'd love to know the source of these articles. I use snuggle brand dryer sheets and don't have this problem at all. They are in a cabinet over the washer and I don't know they are there until I put on in the dryer.
madconsumer on 2008-12-15:
"I plan to leave it outside until my trip starts."

this will decrease the anti static part, for what it was made.

some people do consider this a hazaed, it contains non-organic chenicals. some are allergic to these chemicals.
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New "improved" Tampax Tampons - what a joke
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This has to be the biggest RIP OFF ever! Bought the new box of tampax tampons, not thinking much about the change. Notice a DISTINCT LACK OF PERFORMANCE (if you know what I mean) - from what I had come to expect after years of faithfully buying this brand. (like my mom before me) They are smaller, shorter, open differently AND DO NOT WORK LIKE THE USED TO. Which normally would not be a problem for some products, except for what the consequences of that are!

Conduct this experiment. Take a normal Super tampax and the new 'improved' super tampax. Both are supposed to absorb the same, according to the box.

Remove from tube and put each into its own small container. Add 1/4 cup of water to each container. The old one - no problem, water disappears. The new one - almost nothing! Tons of water left.

YOU CALL THIS IMPROVED!! LEAK GUARD!?! No kidding you need a leak guard 'cause the stupid thing doesn't work. Hmmmmm - absorb less, buy and use more. Maybe they aren't as stupid as we think. When the old ones are gone, I WILL NOT BUY THIS BRAND ANYMORE! Very disappointed.
     
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Anonymous on 2007-07-27:
OK girls,have at it!
shawnp80 on 2007-07-27:
I just tried it. They really hurt!
Skye on 2007-07-27:
I agree 100% with the op. They are totally different. and if you are a woman who uses this brand, you know what I mean. Why did they have to go and mess things up?? Did we really need the new color layout on the wrappers???

NOPE..

Excellent review.
Skye on 2007-07-27:
Shawn, be happy your a guy, and don't have to spend money every month on feminine protection. The government should give them to us for free. They are a necessity, not a luxury.

And the aches and pains and mood swings....It's suckful.
Anonymous on 2007-07-27:
I'm SOOOOOOO happy I'm a guy!!!!!
Anonymous on 2007-07-27:
I'm with you Steve!
Anonymous on 2007-07-27:
Well I, for one, will take her word for it and NEVER buy this brand! I promise.
jktshff1 on 2007-07-27:
steve, lid.....good to be a guy!!!!
Ponie on 2007-07-28:
Okaaay--now let's have a blow by blow description for a complaint about Viagra or Cialis. That darned 4-hour complaint, I just hate it.
S on 2013-07-26:
rubbish - btw has anyone mentioned the fact that they're plastic??? not disposable??? I don't like em at all! plus the new advert where they basically make the mum to be out of the dark ages ??? erm... I've used tampax since late teen ??? I am a nearly 50 year old mum??? !!!

but the plastic???

who on earth os marketing this ?? they forget that "mums" of today use tampax too!!!!!!!!! GRRR
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Downy Fabric Softener
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Totally bleached out the color on my clothes and towels. Destroyed over $300 worth of goods. they flat out denied it was possible even when I offered pics as proof and it happened repeatedly.
Repeated letters to them asking them to pay for the damage got no results.
     
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GenuineNerd on 2010-06-24:
Overusing fabric softener can do that to fabrics. Hopefully you didn't accidentally put chlorine bleach in that load of wash. That can wash out the colors as well.
Buddy01 on 2010-06-24:
Unfortunately, your pictures just prove the color was bleached out, not that the Downy did it. It wouldn't hurt to contact Procter & Gamble again. A different person might do something for you.
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Customers beware
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, WYOMING -- After four Pur faucet mounts broke in three years time, because of junk plastic, we bought the under sink Pur plus. Then without notice the company discontinues the filter replacements, Proctor & Gamble is getting worse as the years go by, don't care about the consumer and we will not by anymore of their products due to being screwed to many times.

I will let everyone know before it happens to more people.
     
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Anonymous on 2007-08-08:
You might find replacements on Ebay or other web sources.
Anonymous on 2007-08-08:
They may have changed the filter design. I have pitcher model that I bought a few years ago. Last time I went to get more filters I didn't see the same type I was using. Turns out they changed the design to fit newer pitchers but it still works in mine. I agree the faucet mounted ones suck.
faithinjesus1963 on 2007-08-08:
No, I contacted them and they had discontinued and sugested the fauset mount that we replaced in the first place after four broke in a row. I am not into bad reviews, but I have had probs with P&G in the past. Thanks for writing. Have a awesome day!!!!
faithinjesus1963 on 2007-08-10:
I will check eBay, thanks!!!!
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