Ask Performer not to Endorse Products by Procter and Gamble

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Target: Performer Nicole Scherzinger

Goal: Stop endorsing Herbal Essences, a product by Procter and Gamble.

Nicole Scherzinger was the lead singer of the multi-platinum group The Pussycat Dolls and is also a TV personality. But apparently her performing career doesn’t keep her busy enough because she also endorses Herbal Essences. Herbal Essences is a division of Clairol, which is owned by Procter and Gamble. Procter and Gamble is one of the worst offenders when it comes to cruel animal testing and using toxic chemicals in its products. Ask Nicole Scherzinger not to endorse products by this corrupt company.

Procter and Gamble has a long history of cruel animal testing practices. Animal testing is an outdated and unnecessary form of finding out whether or not products may be harmful. Technological advances have made it possible for scientists to test products on virtual and artificial human “skin” and “eyes” that imitate the body’s properties. This means that it is no longer necessary to drop chemicals in animals’ eyes and pump chemicals into their stomachs to make sure products are safe. But maybe if Procter and Gamble wasn’t using toxic chemicals in its products, it wouldn’t need to test them for safety at all.

There is hardly anything “herbal” about Herbal Essences. The product line’s shampoos, conditioners and body products contain long lists of ingredients that can’t be pronounced-meaning they’re chemicals, not herbs. One chemical, propylene gyycol, is derived from petroleum and can cause liver, brain, and kidney abnormalities. It’s used in anti-freeze and hydraulic fluids. Another non-herbal ingredient in Herbal Essences products is benzyl alcohol, a neurotoxin which can cause allergic reactions, liver damage, coma and death in animals. Disodium EDTA is a neurotoxin made from formaldehyde and is found in virtually all Herbal Essences products. The list goes on.

It’s time for celebrities to stop blindly accepting whatever endorsement deal comes their way. They have the opportunity to influence the public and they need to start doing so consciously. The environment is polluted enough thanks to industry and so are our bodies. There is absolutely no good reason for a celebrity to try to convince people to buy even more of the products that are causing this damage. Ask Nicole Scherzinger to stop endorsing Herbal Essences, a toxic product made by Procter and Gamble.

PETITION LETTER:
Dear Nicole Scherzinger,
You have a wide range of fans who admire your performing talents. But instead of using your celebrity appeal to bring attention to environmental or social issues, you’re using it to sell a product by a company that harms the environment and our health. Herbal Essences is made by Procter and Gamble, a company that is well-known for its incredibly cruel animal testing practices. Herbal Essences products also contain many ingredients that can cause cancer, neurological damage and other health issues, as well as damage to the environment.
The public needs to be made aware of what companies are manufacturing products that are harmful for people and the environment, not encouraged to buy those products. Celebrities like you have a valuable opportunity to use your influence to inform the public of irresponsible business practices but time and again, you just use it to make more money. We ask you to help put a stop to this by discontinuing your endorsement of Herbal Essences.
Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]
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  1. P&G is the worst for toxic compounds, animal testing and pollution, yet it has the biggest market share and control of household products. There must be awareness of this.

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