Since we are TwitterMoms, I thought I'd see some discussions zooming around about the Motrin controversy this week-end. If you were "off the grid" let me bring you up to date.

Motrin's ad about babywearing ticked off a lot of moms. After you've watched the video, judge for yourself if the fury was deserved. Evidently the YouTube video of the ad was passed around Twitter and many moms became incensed. Someone finally put together all the "Tweets" and made a video that they passed on to Motrin. That was done at about 2:00 am on Sunday. By Sunday evening at 9, the ad was pulled.

Whether you agree with actions on either side or not, you have to respect the power of Social Media (Twitter in particular) AND the moms who got into action. What do you think?

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Comment by Vanessa Wilson on April 25, 2009 at 12:28pm
I don't understand what the issue was with the ad. Ads are to get people talking, and apprently this one worked! If you want to fight ads, fight the ones that are that want to legalize weed!
Comment by Judi on January 2, 2009 at 6:36pm
So awesome how powerful that was! All I have to say is: "I am woman, hear me roar...and better yet, I am a baby wearing on my body mom, hear me roar!"
Comment by Tina Shang on December 29, 2008 at 9:58am
I agree. I can relate to pain related to baby wearing but the ad was in poor taste and WAY off mark!
Comment by Rugbymom on December 19, 2008 at 1:22pm
yeah, oh and BTW...I totally love ours . . and it freaking kills my back! My husband shares the baby-wearing because my little tapeworms are big eaters! :-)
Comment by Rugbymom on December 19, 2008 at 1:21pm
The add could have been better, but I didn't see what the big deal was. I have more important things to do than get ourtraged as something so mild. I am outraged when a bus drives by with a billboard sign with blood-ravaged photo of an aborted fetus on it by a so called Christian organization (I am a christian and I found this appalling.) If my child saw that bus going down the road I would not even begin to know how to explain that atrocity. That is an ad worth getting pissed about...this one, is not. yeah maybe it was insensitive...but to raise enough stink for them to take it down, i just don't see that.
Comment by Nina on December 19, 2008 at 1:07pm
This is hilarious. Why would Motrin think that this was a good thing? How could they possibly think that alienating moms everywhere would make us want to rip our children out of their carrier and run to the store to get some motrin? HELLO! All I can say is that I am really loving my BC powders! I almost feel sorry for the ad/marketing team that came up with this winner....almost.
Comment by Adry Viola on December 19, 2008 at 12:34pm
Ok. I have worn my babies and yes I have suffered from a little pain but it IS worth it when you look down at your baby and see that smile - you just know that THEY know they are loved. The ad is what it ad. Unfortunately it could have deterred new moms (who don't know any better) from "wearing" their babies and I'm glad it was pulled.
Comment by Julie Bonn Heath on December 4, 2008 at 10:19pm
Here is my opinion on what went wrong with the campaign.
Comment by HIRH on December 2, 2008 at 3:39pm
BTW: My husband wears our daughter more than I do.
Comment by HIRH on December 2, 2008 at 3:34pm
Have a sense of humor. If you're not a little "crazed" as a mom of a newborn... then apparently you have a nanny. Sleep deprivation alone is a torture tactic. While I agree that baby wearing may contribute to muscle pain, I found that carrying my child around without the carrier was even more of a pain (we tried a regular sling, traditional carrier and ended up with a MaiTai carrier (LOVE)). There are too many REAL problems in the world to create a mob against a Motrin ad.




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