So there is a cool geeky cosmetic company, Geek Chic Cosmetics. They have an amazing array of geeky makeup, ranging from Bioware games to BSG to Bioshock to Firefly to WoW and tons of other franchises. Their products are gluten-free/vegan/cruelty free and I’d really love to spend a whole lot of money there.
Except that one of their lip colors is unfortunately titled ‘Tentacle Grape’ and the name just completely turns me off. As a woman I don’t think there’s ever a call for a rape joke in any kind of product name and this is enough to stop me from buying from them.
The description for the product is:
The Geek: As any seasoned Otaku will tell you, there are certain themes in anime that are often best left undiscussed publicly. We fly in the face of that sentiment with Tentacle Grape, and declare our secret affinity for animated cephalopodic violation. Let your hentai flag fly.
I tweeted to them this afternoon about how it’s this one thing holding me back from buying their products, and they invited me to email them to discuss the name. I intend to do so, but I think it would be great if others who are bothered by this did so as well. Their front page states that “Geek Chic has and always will continue to evolve based on our customers’ feedback and suggestions” and I’d love to see them live up to that and change the name of this product.
Their email address is pwnage@geekchiccosmetics dot com
Even if you don’t email, I’d really appreciate a reblog/signal boost of this post just to increase awareness. Thanks!