V for vastly increased sales

Professional grumpy person, and original V for Vendetta author Alan Moore, finds something ironic in the sudden popularity of Vendetta-style Guy Fawkes masks for anti-corporate protests:

“I find it comical, watching Time Warner try to walk this precarious tightrope.” Through contacts in the comics industry, he explains, he has heard that boosted sales of the masks have become a troubling issue for the company. “It’s a bit embarrassing to be a corporation that seems to be profiting from an anti-corporate protest. It’s not really anything that they want to be associated with. And yet they really don’t like turning down money – it goes against all of their instincts.” Moore chuckles. “I find it more funny than irksome.”

Although I doubt any corporations are really ashamed of flogging stuff to anti-corporate protesters. I suspect they giggle to each other about it.

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8 responses to “V for vastly increased sales

  1. Splatterbottom

    Corporations are in business to make money. Real hypocrisy is what you get with celebrity environmentalists.

  2. What on Earth are you reading these days, SB?

  3. narcoticmusing

    We could all play ‘who is the bigger hypocrite’ – you know, like the right criticising people for private property ownership, as in this video, that is pretty hypocritical. Is it all about context? That the criticism was only in the context of Cameron’s statement (re living with less)? Well, so was Cameron’s statement. And the critics who made that video would’ve known that. But you know, lets not let these things get in the way when we are trying to play the game eh? ;)

  4. Splatterbottom

    Jeremy: “What on Earth are you reading these days, SB?”

    To be frank, I haven’t been the same since the Bolt verdict. Since then the government has pulled off the great carbon tax scam and now they have knifed an honourable man and replaced him as speaker with a man of dubious reputation. And just like Winston Smith, Harry has come to love Big Brother, and gone quietly. And if this wasn’t bad enough Abbott is looking more and more like a crackpot. And then Narcotic accuses me of talking shit about something I actually know quite a bit about. And either you or WordPress won’t let my comment through on that thread. So I am more angry and cynical than usual lately. Thus when you put up this post I thought yes, companies are in the business of making money through any means possible, but for sheer hypocrisy they don’t rate compared to multi-millionaire airhead celebrities. How was your day?

  5. Chin up SB.

    Things are rarely as bad as they seem.

  6. narcoticmusing

    SB, companies have constituions/charters etc – they are not in the business of making money by any means possible although it has certainly evolved to be that way.

    I was only attempting to add some levity re: Cameron, mainly because I’d prefer celebrities got involved in discussion to highlight issues than not (for good or for bad) as it is an example of speaking up that hopefully others will follow.

    Finally, I sincerely apologise for the wording of my remark in the other thread. I do still disagree with you and think that the statement you made was not accurate, nevertheless, my wording was poor. I did not intend to offend, nor portray your source negatively. My apologies.

  7. “”The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”

  8. Splatterbottom

    Thanks Narcotic. See the other thread – I got a short response through.

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