Posted Monday, July 27, 2009 11:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff
[Ed. note: The following is an excerpt from a press release. -J]
HairLoss.com, the leading social network website dedicated to raising public awareness about hair loss issues is calling for officials at Freestyle Music Park in Myrtle Beach, SC, to cease running a popular television ad promoting their Time Machine roller coaster or face a boycott.
"The officials at Freestyle Music Park should be ashamed and embarrassed for not only promoting this cheap, low-level and insulting ad, but then by defending it as 'fun'," said Michael Garcia, spokesman for HairLoss.com. "We should be past so-called 'funny ads' that are humorous at the expense of people who suffer from a physical disability."
The television ad shows the 150-foot-tall roller coaster moving so fast that a man loses his hairpiece. The owner of a hair replacement business in South Carolina, Dennis Murphy, first challenged the park's claim by riding the roller coaster without his very own hairpiece - or hair system - falling off. He then asked, "Why should you have to be harassed or made fun of because you want to do something" about your hair loss?
Read the entire press release on PR Web.