Over at the HOW Blog, editor Megan Patrick has her hands full after posting a Camel contest that allows readers to choose the package design of its new “best tasting EVER” cigarette. According to the comments, some readers can’t seem to understand that blogging about a topic does not equal a hearty endorsement of it:
I know advertisers like cigarette manufacturers pay the bills for some publications, but not HOW. Can you get rid of this feature–I think it promotes smoking, which is SOOOOOO last decade. Don’t associate the HOW name with smoking, please?
Commenter JM is a little more upfront with his ethical concerns:
Yeah this is garbage that you guys even posted this. I guess designers don’t have morals these days as long as good money is involved?!?!
Cmon…Give us some more credit then this.
I officially resign from being a reader of HOW.
Wouldn’t it have been so much more awesome if he said he quit?