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Re: I am far from being a prude, however....

I like watching old TV shows ...like Perry Mason. Even many old movies have a bar area  in the home.

 

In just about every show...someone is making someone  "a drink". Hubby comes home from work and the wife comes in and makes him a drink,

 

I just happened to notice that drinking on TV has been around for a long time.

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Re: I am far from being a prude, however....

Anyone that easily influenced by anything they see on TV shouldn't even own a TV, considering all of the sex, nudity, drugs, crime, etc. that's shown.

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Just like on other shows, it's probably juice or NA wine.

Even if it is wine, I don't care.  It's not a big deal to me.

 

I'd want wine if I had to host a lot of the products offered on air. 

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I agree. Sell without implying drinking as fun and enjoyable. I abhor drinking and find this programming offensive. 

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Re: I am far from being a prude, however....

@keithsmom65 ..................How do you know that they are not  drinking grape juice while on air?

 

Showing people drinking will not make anyone that does not want to or make them drink more.  If they are so inclined ithey will no matter what.

 

Just because you dont approve does not mean it should be stopped.  You, of course are intitled to your opinion and belief's but dont force it on others.

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Re: I am far from being a prude, however....

Another technique to suggest we are all girlfriends getting together to relax and have a good time.  Just relax, sit back, have some wine, and order - please.

Even though I don’t drink, I think it’s ok to drink in moderation.  But drinking (or pretend drinking) on a shopping channel just to create a vibe of relaxation to buy is just silly and wrong.  My opinion here.  

 

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I think anyone who would be influenced by QVC to drink, isn't even the kind of person who would watch QVC.

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Re: I am far from being a prude, however....


@DottyPS wrote:

@stevieb wrote:

Of the many potential sources of worry or anxiety, sorry, but unlikely ramifications of hosts purporting to drink wine during presentations is so not one of them. 


Unless of course my pantry needs restocking.


LOL!!!!

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@keithsmom65   It does strike me as unprofessional for a sales person on a shopping  channel to show their sales people drinking on the job. I rarely watch QVC anymore and only watch video's of an item I want to know more about.  I can't say I have witnessed this a lot but I have seen it.  I'm not judging them for drinking as I myself enjoy an occassional glass of wine.  I do, however, think it just seems out of place or "not a good fit" for the "Q".

 

It seems everywhere you look in today's society, there has to be alcohol to have fun or to relax.  Now,  that is a problem, imo.  

 

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Re: I am far from being a prude, however....

first time ever,I happen to agree with you.i think posters comment is a little over the top.come on,aren't we all adults here?