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    Larry see the article I posted above


    Distortions doesnt wanna loose the Morris account....Morris doesnt wanna lose the Wal-Mart account....People bitched at Wal-mart, Wal-Mart put pressure on Morris which turned around and put pressure on Ed I bet...
    Jesus loves you, but everyone else thinks you're an asshole.
     

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    First off no one on Walmart knows Distortions sells it so they can go on selling it themselves... they didn't have to post that on the facebook. So Walmart drops the prop who cares... so they dropped it. The people in the industry who want the prop can still buy it and they can still sell it on their website to people who want it. I think Distortions needs to belly up here...

    I'm sure all we'll be seeing from Distortions in the future are happy clowns, friendly zombies, magical elves, and the Tin Man!

    LOL

    Larry
     

  3. Default Good times 
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    We received about 50 nasty e-mails yesterday demanding that we remove this prop from our site. Of course we left it up there and sold them all out within an hour. Now that the supplier has given in these wacko's think they have won the battle and now we are getting nasty e-mails demanding we remove ALL dead animals from our site. Apparently dead humans are ok because humans have a voice but animals don't. This is all so highly entertaining and great for driving traffic to my web site! Love it!

    http://www.frightprops.com/dead-dog-prop.html

    I can understand Distortions dropping the product... you have to choose your battles.
    I'm just glad I bought myself one before they were discontinued!

    Doug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austind View Post
    They tried to do the same with the guys from Duck Dynasty and their response was shove it where the sun don't shine.
    Duck Dynasty and this event are hardly similar. Duck Dynasty was beholden to a contract and were completely hypocritical based on their reasoning, which I can explain via PM, not here.

    This is a private business owner being harassed by some extremists. It's his decision, no one else's. If he did it for ratings, then he did it for ratings, good for him!

    Personally, I'm not offended by the prop in the least bit and find that the activists have wasted their time; however, unless Distortions is openly calling to harass the activists, why bother sinking as low as they? What's the end result, anyway? The activists are not going to say "Oh, never mind keep the skinned dog prop! We love it now!". No, they are going to push back and/or ignore you completely; it's going to embolden their beliefs, not shake them.

    On top of that, pushing back shows the activists that it was worth their time, that there was such a visceral response to what they are doing that their act HAS to be "good" and "holy". Being silent and showing they did not make a big splash is going to tell them they wasted their time.

    Plus, harassing the activists just makes Distortions look bad, as if they went out and asked people to "strike back", despite the fact that Distortions made the decision to be amenable to the activists. How is this going to look for their future business?

    You want to show support, go buy a bunch of skinned animal props from Distortions or something; show that there is demand for the prop still. Professionalism will go a lot farther than gut reactions.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    It seems like its deeper then what we thought...Almost like the people put pressure on Walmart...who then turned around and said well its Morris..Morris then turned and said its Distortions....I can see Morris saying something to Ed because they dont wanna loose the walmart account...therefore making Distortions buckle and pull the prop

    http://www.examiner.com/article/walm...id-public-fury
    Well there you go, it's business.
     

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    What concerns me the most is that this has set a precedent and given this group of animal activists/extremists a victory. I'm sure it won't stop now, now that Distortions has empowered this group and the media has picked it up. Watch out for the next National headlines: "Animal Activists who WIN Animal Cruelty fight with popular TV show now turn their attention to the atrocities seen in Haunted Attractions". Just in time for Halloween.

    Of course, it could all be great for business.

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  7. Default Bad publicity 
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    bad publicity is worse than no publicity... shrewd business move on Ed's part.... they've don't need any negativity in their lives or business, whether it's from 50 non-haunters or 50000 non-haunters....it is what it is...
     

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    Way to go Doug! I knew without a doubt you'd never give in to them. You should make it the featured item on the front page of your website.

    I would if I sold props but we don't... but I would put it dead center on the front.

    Larry
     

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    No body told Walmart they had to buy them so Morris should stop selling to Walmart. To think of how the few are controlling the masses in this country is a joke. Most people are looking for the extreme and this is why there is a demand for items like this. Do you really think that this item endorsed cruelty to animals? The top selling video games are all blood and guts, some of the top selling recording artist promote violence, TV is going to zombies and headless horsemen and if you think that Miley Cyrus is upset about the bad press, you are wrong. Go all the way back to Elvis, Tina Turner, The Beatles, Ozzy, Madonna, Mortal Combat, Grand Theft Auto, Reservoir Dogs. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Exorcist, Saturday Night Live, The Jerry Springer Show and last but not least The Howard Stern. Think about it Pee Wee Herman is even back. Extreme is the in thing and always will be.
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    unreal,so its okay to have electric chair props,children zombies eating brains,but not dogs????lol im a huge dog lover myself and this doesn't offend me,what offends me is attention whores with nothing better to do then start drama with haunters
     

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