Dear Ms Magee,
We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our Tetley Red Tea advertisement. I am deeply sorry if we have offended you. I am a woman and I cannot say I ever saw anything of that sort when we created this ad. And if there was a chance that this could be perceived in such a way, rest assured, we would have thought twice. But simply because I don't see it from your eyes doesn't mean I don't appreciate your point of view. I have forwarded your thoughts to our creative agency for their review.
Thank you for your valued feedback and input.
I love that the director of marketing has emailed me, letting me know her period doesn't look like elephants and birds. Have any of you had an executive email you about that?!
I DIDN'T THINK SO!
I still have a hard time believing that a woman could look at those images and not see menstrual blood. Perhaps some women with very light cycles wouldn't see it? Perhaps she's in denial? Perhaps some people don't look in toilets before flushing?
Ever read Letters From a Nut? I think I'm turning into that guy. And that's okay.