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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Uh oh – Bad Idea Ellen


I like Ellen, I like her show but I just saw this invitation on the show’s website and think it really sends the wrong message.
“Send Us Your Bad Sunburn Photos!” I know this is meant in the spirit of fun but I think it inadvertently encourages people to actually go out and get strange looking sunburns in order to send in a photo and have it possibly appear on national TV.
People make enough bad choices regarding sun protection they don’t need any more encouragement.
I’ve had sunburns, lots of them, really bad ones. They were miserable not funny and have left me with a fear of the long term damage that may show up at any time.
In fairness the request goes on to say ” … Just don’t forget the sunscreen! If you did, and you have the bad sunburn to prove it, we want to see the funny photos.” but I’m sure there are some people who will see this and think it’s a challenge!
What do you think; do you think it encourages stupid-sunburn-selfies?
UPDATE – WELL DONE ELLEN! The link has been REMOVED
It’s not that we don’t have a sense of humor, we love pictures of misspelled tattoos, auto correct fails, bad facebook status updates etc. With so many people still unaware of the dangers of sunburn we’re glad to see Ellen isn’t encouraging silly-sunburn-snaps.
We’d love to see segment on Stylish-Sungear…
 Sunny Sleevez

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