Gillette CEO Says Backlash to ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Ad a “Price Worth Paying” Despite $8 Billion Writedown

Gillette CEO Says Backlash to ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Ad a “Price Worth Paying” Despite $8 Billion Writedown. By Paul Joseph Watson.

Gillette CEO Gary Coombe said the backlash to the company’s infamous ‘toxic masculinity’ ad was a “price worth paying” despite Procter & Gamble taking $8 billion writedown on its Gillette shaving business. …

This led many to assert that the company was being punished by consumers for an ad earlier this year that took on ‘toxic masculinity’ by pandering to the #MeToo movement and suggested men need to be taught to not sexually harass women. …

Coombe said that the intensity of the backlash surprised him but that it was still a “price worth paying.”

“I don’t enjoy that some people were offended by the film and upset at the brand as a consequence,” said Coombe. “That’s not nice and goes against every ounce of training I’ve had in this industry over a third of a century. But I am absolutely of the view now that for the majority of people to fall more deeply in love with today’s brands you have to risk upsetting a small minority and that’s what we’ve done.”

One wonders how small this “minority” was given the $8 billion writedown.