Philip Morris response inadequate
12 December 2005
Philip Morris response
"Philip Morris's response to the Maori Mix
controversy is inadequate," Te Reo Marama Director Shane
Bradbrook said today.
"It's appalling that they considered
that using our name and imagery was a way of 'communicating
open-minded acceptance of cultural diversity'. The only
part of their response that pleases me is the fact that the
product is no longer on the market."
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