This Is A Bit Over The Top

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  1. Annie
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    What do these people do all day?

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=8&u=/ap/20050113/ap_on_fe_st/bear_protest

    "MONTPELIER, Vt. - A company that sells cuddly Teddy bears through the mail has angered mental health advocates with a special item for Valentine's Day (news - web sites).

    The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. is featuring a 15-inch bear in a straitjacket. The $69.95 stuffed animal is called the "Crazy for You Bear" and comes with its own commitment papers.


    "This bear was created in the spirit of Valentine's Day and as with all of our bears it was designed to be a lighthearted depiction of the sentiment of love," the company said in a statement.


    Mental health advocates believe the bear is "a tasteless use of marketing that stigmatizes persons with mental illness," said Jerry Goessel, executive director of the Vermont chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.


    The company said it would discontinue the bear, but not before Feb. 14.


    "We recognize that this is a sensitive, human issue and sincerely apologize if we have offended anyone," the firm said. "This bear was developed just for Valentine's Day and is not a permanent addition to our product line."
     
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    Sounds like a cool bear. id buy one:)
     
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    Nothing says "I love you" like wrap around sleeves! :)
     
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    Oh crap, now PETA is going to protest all teddy bears because they depict our cruel enslavement of animals.
     
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    (sigh)...Forget the Mental Health 'people' who got offended. Whine bitches, that's what I say. :)
     
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    yo my question, why are mental health people even giving a shit about a straight jacket bear? This is just another case where someone else has felt offended for a group of people that doesnt give a fuck.
     
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    :rotflmao:

    Crap, now I have to spend $70 dollars on a teddy bear!
     

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