Poppy oneupmanship

#1
Time was people on telly wore the bog standard Haig Fund paper Poppy, a few like Jon Snow refused to be herded into it and you'd get the odd attention seeking cock wearing a white one (there was one of these people Suzzanah Reid's show yesterday)

This isn't a poppy outrage thread but what's with all the glittery, oversized, customised, broachy poppies on TV these days? Has the Poppy Appeal symbol become the latest celebrity accoutrement? Am I the only one who finds it irritating?
 
#4
As long as any proceeds go to the RBL, they could paint their faces with a poppy for all it matters.
 
#6
I saw that bloke with the white poppy on Sunday on tv. I just couldn't help meself, I just burst out laughing at him, he looked just so self satisfied, the pratt. People like him just need ignoring, its a free country and they are entitled to their opinions.
 
#8
What he said. PLUS I bought a posh one for Mrs DN to wear with her best frock for the day. It cost more, so more money to a good cause surely?
Oh I have a big fuck off one on the DN mobile. Is this oneupmanship? I bought it from the stand in IKEA lots of poppy stuff there, thus more money raised
 
#10
I saw that bloke with the white poppy on Sunday on tv. I just couldn't help meself, I just burst out laughing at him, he looked just so self satisfied, the pratt. People like him just need ignoring, its a free country and they are entitled to their opinions.
Simple solution - he had a white one on cos he is a tosser
 
#11
I saw that bloke with the white poppy on Sunday on tv. I just couldn't help meself, I just burst out laughing at him, he looked just so self satisfied, the pratt. People like him just need ignoring, its a free country and they are entitled to their opinions.
I would be happy with people wearing a white poppy if the RBL got some money out of it. As it is I despise the wankers who sport it, not outraged so don't need the bus.
 
#12
I was forced to watch Stricly dancing bollocks on the telly on Saturday night (by Mrs Balls who isn't allowed out very much) - and the punters all had fancy ass poppies made out of spangly stuff. I bet they were made by the costume department and not a penny went to the RBL.

Should I be outraged by this or is it a good thing that the act of remembrance is being kept in the public eye? I personally thing the latter
 
#14
I was forced to watch Stricly dancing bollocks on the telly on Saturday night (by Mrs Balls who isn't allowed out very much) - and the punters all had fancy ass poppies made out of spangly stuff. I bet they were made by the costume department and not a penny went to the RBL.

Should I be outraged by this or is it a good thing that the act of remembrance is being kept in the public eye? I personally thing the latter
They are official ones apparently, all proceeds to RBL.
 
#17
The spangly poppies are made by Kleshna. They are officially licensed by The Royal British Legion and The Poppy
Appeal benefits from them being worn by celebrities.

Part of the ethos of selling poppies is to raise awareness, millions of people watch these programs. That's raising
awareness on a much bigger scale than me standing at the local train station for the lst two weeks. My fucking
feet are killing me.

No need for any of your outrage/disatisfaction.
 
#18
This isn't a poppy outrage thread but what's with all the glittery, oversized, customised, broachy poppies on TV these days? Has the Poppy Appeal symbol become the latest celebrity accoutrement? Am I the only one who finds it irritating?
Roger, like it or not quite often these 'glittery' poppies are official RBL merchandise (linky below). They generate a lot of money for the charity. It's normally women who wear them if they want too what's wrong with that. Far better to wear one than not wear a poppy at all.

Poppy Shop Home page

For the record I don't agree with the camouflage poppy that is being promoted on Facebook, the red poppy being timless and commemorating all wars and conflicts.

White Poppies, War Memorial desecrators and metal thieves - i'd double-tap their forehead. Sorted.
 

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