|Build-a-Bear issues apology on global warming videos|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Monday, 28 December 2009 13:13|
Build-a-Bear issued an apology about the global warming propaganda placed in their stores during the holiday season. It's a rather weak apology in my opinion.
The CEO Maxine Clark wrote:
"Our intention with the polar bear story was to inspire children, through the voices of our animal characters, to make a difference in their own individual ways...We did not intend to politicize the topic of global climate change or offend anyone in any way."I find this highly doubtful since the third segment of the movie opens up with "satellite photos" of the arctic circle melting. Or is Build-a-Bear just blind to how killing Christmas with global warming might impact children?
Darren Pope, wrote the original article in the Examiner isn't doesn't buy the company's response either.
"Even though Maxine Clark continues to stick to her guns by claiming the intent was not to 'politicize' the issue, I find that hard to swallow," said Pope, who is based in Charleston, S.C. "Another thing Clark said was that the video was intended to 'inspire' children. Inspire them to what? Obviously to take up the cause of fighting global warming. If that's not politicizing the issue, then I don't know what is."
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