Voodoo Doll Madness

On October 22, 2008 President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, sued the company K&B for putting his face on a voodoo doll without his permission.  There was a voodoo doll of his opponent in the election as well, but she wasn't mad about it.  In fact, she thinks that Sarkozy doesn't have a sense of humor at all.

 Is his opponent for president from last year offending him by saying "I have a sense of humor"?  What do you think Sarkozy should do? Is he doing something wrong by suing the company?  Or is he doing the right thing by defending his own image?

There are always two sides to a story. Even if you you think they're doing the wrong thing. Kind of like an election.

The first side to every story is a good side. I think Sarkozy is doing the right thing by defending himself against humiliation. Also, he is doing the right thing because he should have control over his own image.  If you had your image put on a doll without permission how would you feel?

The other side of the story is the wrong side. I think Sarkozy is doing the wrong thing because it is just the company getting more money. Also, he should let it slide and not care. Then he won't end up loosing cases in court. Finally, if you keep fighting back they're just going to keep on coming back stronger.

So what do you think? Is Sarkozy doing the right thing or is he doing the wrong thing by suing this company over a doll. Leave us comments and share your thinking-and join us next time on The Blurb!

Signed,

The Flying Sock Monkey

 

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5 Responses to Voodoo Doll Madness

  1. funkey monkey says:

    u realy did a great job flying sock monkey!!!
    i think he is doing the wrong thing i mean suing the compony waht a mean peson:[
    keep up the great work
    ur friend funkay monkey

  2. Piggylover#1 says:

    Hey, flying sock monkey. I love your post. You absolutley did a wonderful job. My opinion is that sarkozy shouldnt make a big speach about not putting his face on the voodoo doll. If I was Mr. Sarkozy I would laugh about this. It was nice reading your post.
    Piggylover#1

  3. Green Eggs and Sam says:

    Hi Flying Sock Monkey!
    Great job on your post! Sarkozy shouldn’t sue the company, I’m sure they were just playing around. But if you think about it, he may feel like it will hurt his reputation. He shouldn’t get to the point where he sues them though, its not that big of a deal, its just a joke.
    -Green Eggs and Sam

  4. Bre says:

    Sarkozy should have a better sense of humor, but at the same time i don’t think him suing the company might not be the best thing either. I think instead of suing right away he should write to them saying something like “you need to stop or legal actions will be taken”.
    Nice job on the post!

  5. VladtheImp says:

    I don’t know what to think of this situation here since Sarkozy already has a bad reputation with the people of France this action seems normal. But what else is the cause here? Does he not want the rest of the world to ridicule his often stupid and senseless judgements? Either way this isn’t something serious and it seems like a joke.
    P.S great post Flying Sock Monkey!!!
    Yours Truly
    VladtheImp

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