The BRAND NEW Piggy Family

The BRAND NEW Piggy Family
The cartoon is by Piggy Daddy who is a full time educator and freelance illustrator. Anyone who needs freelance illustrations, please contact us! :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pigdoraemon... ;)

Power of the media... :) I sent a letter to ST forum on Monday night cos found out that Mcdonalds omitted the Piggy doraemon from its current Doraemon lucky charm promotion because it was not halal. And I wanted to get the pig for RaeAnne. Hubby thinks I'm too free but I felt it is not a small matter. It's not just about a soft toy. Over cautiousness and self censorship will not lead to racial/religious harmony. So I wrote the letter on Monday night though I was already very tired. Anyway, the letter got published on Thurs and there were 80 over online comments on it.

ST decided to do an article. They called me yesterday morning if I want to be interviewed but being CL's last day, I declined cos I was too busy and had too much on my mind. The article was published today in home section, page B2: "Mcdonald's Pulls Pig Toys". Must say I have a sense of triumph to be a newsmaker for once and make use of my journalist/PR skills again. Curious to know if Mcdonalds will launch the Pigdoraemon after all following the bad publicity? I would if I were them.

Some smart person came up with a funny poster on the whole saga. Thought it's really cute. :)


thickbie said...

lol... pauline, my hb was just telling me about this in the morning and then i saw your blog post... turns out it was your letter who started it! :p


Piggy Family said...

Tute, actually there has been some online comments on this cos the toys were launched on 1 Jan. But I was the first one who was 'free' enough to send the forum letter lor. LOL. ;)