If you've been reading this blog for a while, then you know how I feel about corporations selling pink crap in the name of "breast cancer." I even have a "don't buy pink crap" tag that use pretty regularly, especially in October.
There have been some pretty awful pink products sold over the years but in launching "Buckets for the Cure," KFC and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have sunk to what may be a new kind of low.
This stupefyingly bad idea was brought to my attention by Clergy Girl, in a post called "Buckets Of Saturated Fat For The Cure" over at Mothers With Cancer. She writes:
This was a sell-out Komen. Did you ask anyone with breast cancer how they would feel seeing that big pink greasy bucket of chicken? Was someone going to lose their job if you didn’t raise cash quick? I really don’t get it? Research also shows smoking and alcohol consumption are clear links to cancer, so why not team up with Marlboro or Bud Beer? It’s not just about money, and quite frankly, don’t raise money on the backs of research that is clearly linking to cancer promotion. Please!Shame on Komen for lending it's name to this outrage.