If you’ve been paying attention you’ll know that we’ve been campaigning with Talented Ladies Club, The Motherload & BotWatch about the inclusion of multi-level marketing products in the Pure Beauty Awards.
There’s a couple of reasons we’re focussing on this.
- Being part of the awards and possibly winning the awards gives these MLMs more legitimacy – which they’ll use for recruiting AND
- How do we know if their awards won because customers voted for them – rather than hundreds of MLM reps (which we know they will do).
- We believe MLM is an unethical business model that exploits women.
For this reason we are telling you to be wary of both the awards and the winners. The sad thing is, we know legitimate cosmetic brands, some of them smaller brands, are working hard to get votes for the awards but we question how fair the awards are because of MLM brands’ inclusion.
The MLM brands included are: Arbonne Avon MaryKay Oriflame Foreverliving Templespa TropicSkincare & Nuskin.
You can contact Pure Beauty Mag and complain at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let the sponsors know about your concerns at the websites above.
Note: TLC had already contacted Pure Beauty Mag about this issue but as of writing, still no response.
FB page update: still no word from Facebook. However, we’re enjoying watching other campaigners and bloggers step up and continue the work we were doing, along with Botwatch. We were the first blog to bring the secret FB groups, videos, and social media tactics of the MLM industry to light and now many others are doing the same thing, which is fantastic. It ain’t over, huns. We’ve got more plans up our sleeves.
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