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Backlash: Planned Parenthood Refuses to Endorse Anti-Trump Dhvani Brand


Added 10-19-19 05:47:02pm EST - “Planned Parenthood has refused to join clothing company Dhvani after its anti-Trump ad was featured in Times Square.?” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “Planned Parenthood Refuses to Endorse Anti-Trump Dhvani Brand”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“Planned Parenthood does not endorse this campaign, nor will we be accepting funds raised by this campaign,” said Senior Vice President Melanie Newman in a press release Friday.

“Our staff members have faced threats and acts of violence for doing their jobs, and many of our patients turn to us as their safe space for care after facing violence in their lives,” Newman commented. “We do not condone violence or violent imagery against anyone.”

However, in a press release issued Tuesday, Dhvani’s chief communications officer, Chloe Mason, said the company is “proud to join Planned Parenthood in defending women from assaults on our reproductive rights,” adding that “Trump administration policies are threatening the health and bodily autonomy of women, especially women of color, low-income women, and LGBTQ women.”

Following backlash from social media users on Friday, Dhvani shut down the comments section on its Instagram page and tweeted that the images featured in the ad campaign were meant to “artistically express the frustrations we believe many women share”:

DHVANI produced the images of this campaign to artistically express the frustrations we believe many women share. All images are metaphorical in nature only. DHVANI does NOT and will NEVER condone violence of ANY KIND.

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