Oprah faces protest in Canada for using wrinkle cream made with foreskin
She wrangled the truth out of Lance Armstrong about using performance-enhancing drugs but a Vancouver group wants Oprah Winfrey to explain why she has endorsed an anti-wrinkle cream made with human foreskins.
Winfrey, who rose from poverty to own her own television network, will make her first appearance in Vancouver on Thursday before a sold-out crowd at Rogers Arena, with fans paying up to $350 a ticket for a chance to see the TV mega-host live.
But as the crowds pack into the stadium, Glen Callender, founder of the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project, will be outside with his supporters protesting Winfrey's support of SkinMedica.
Callender says it’s hypocritical of Winfrey to speak out against female genital mutilation, while at the same time saying it’s all right to rub on a face cream made from foreskins from circumcised infant males.
“Imagine how Oprah would respond if a skin cream for men went on the market that was made from parts of the genitalia of little girls,” Callender said. “That would be an outrage and rightly so.”
Callender expects “a dozen to two dozen people” to attend the protest.
Advertisements for SkinMedica say Winfrey has described the product as her “magic fountain of youth and miracle wrinkle solution.” Winfrey didn’t immediately respond to an email asking for comment, but her website recommends the product to deal with wrinkles.
The makers of SkinMedica have said to make their cream they use foreskin fibroblast — a piece of human skin used as a culture to grow other skin or cells.
“I would like Oprah to come to her senses and realize that all children have a fundamental human right to keep all their genitalia and to decide for themselves if anything gets cut off,” Callender said Wednesday.
Callender describes the Foreskin Awareness Project as Canada's “feistiest pro-foreskin advocacy group” with the goal of “foreskin education and appreciation.”
“We’re not an anti-circumcision group,” he said. “What we are against is circumcision being forced on people without their consent.”
That's disgusting. Most skin care products are snake oil, anyway.
She's a fake. Always has been. Always will. Sometimes I wonder if her "abuse" stories are actually true or just made up to garner sympathy and ratings. That cream is also probably the closest she has has ever come to dick.
Gross and R1 is correct. My dermatologist recommended I use Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer. NeoStrata sparingly and some kind of green tea serum for free radical damage. Lots of water too.
They use a foreskin because NeoCutis started all this stuff with using human cells and the cells were from an aborted fetus, which promptly made half the population go crazy about it.
So other skin cream companies skipped the abortion issue by using foreskin cells from a living person.
I've just rubbed penis on my face? Penis?! Fetch me a bucket!
My dermatologist also sold me NeoStrata and it burned the shit out of my face. I put A&D cream on until my face calmed down. At my next appointment I told her what happened and she told me I was wrong, it couldn't possibly have done that. I was sorry I'd tossed the stuff in the trash because I would've made another appointment and used the stuff just to show her how awful it made my skin.
[quote]I was sorry I'd tossed the stuff in the trash because I would've made another appointment and used the stuff just to show her how awful it made my skin.
Which would have accomplished exactly what except fucking up your face again?
This sounds like something from The Onion.
I bought a foreskin wallet--I give it a rub and use it as a carry-on bag for travel!
This is the closest O has ever come to touching a penis.
I know alot of guys whonhave foreskin on their face every day and look haggard as hell. So I am not buying it. Plus you can get it for free at a gay bar.
Big mis-step by Oprah, if true.
Unless I'm mistaken, it is cultured cells-- meaning it originated from a foreskin source and have been synthesized since, it's not like they're making the rounds at hospitals hoarding discarded foreskin to make their product?
Anyway, true, the headline is Onion-worthy.
Her next gig is for a line of retro WW2 Nazi Germany Human Skin Lamp Shades. You just cant get quality like that anymore!
[quote]Unless I'm mistaken, it is cultured cells-- meaning it originated from a foreskin source and have been synthesized since, it's not like they're making the rounds at hospitals hoarding discarded foreskin to make their product?
Where you think they get it from, hon? A Bris?
[quote]Callender expects “a dozen to two dozen people” to attend the protest.
Ok - I've actually tried this stuff, and it works really well.
Seriously. Never bought it - it was a small size and a gift.
The shit actually works, btw. I ordered it online after reading great reviews. You can use it 2x a week and look great. I heard my dermatologist's assistants giggling about a display in reception, long after I had ordered and tried it. Then I read about it online again. I didn't care at first because I thought it was like stem cells, like "grown skin" or something (lol)
The whole thing is beyond farce, from the save the foreskin brigade to Oprah rubbing the ground leftovers on her face. I wonder, right after the Roman empire fell was there anybody left saying "innus retrospectus...' or something?
Everyone is getting a new car and some foreskin wrinkle cream!!!
Turtlenecked rabbis, wielding clamps and straight razors, have agreed to help Oprah launch a counter protest.
How is this cream even allowed?
No one said it dose not work R20, so dose the soap made from human fat. It's just sick.
We in the chewing gum industry are breathing a big sigh of relief that these protesters have not discovered what's in our product mix.
So that's where the foreskins go after Oprah's ground every lost year out them.
R17, my point was, if I assumed it's artificially produced, then the foreskin advocates are overreacting and are actually giving O free press.
There used to be hair care products that had human placenta extract in them!!
-- Countess Elizabeth "Bath"ory
It actually works.
R29 -- exactly. Human placenta shampoos were huge in the 70s. That was before the anti-abortion movement hijacked anything that had to do with pregnancy and childbirth and declared it sanctified.
Human placenta and human foreskins have been used for years in cosmetic products.both have been used in the medical field for many years. Foreskins have been used to grow new skin for burn patients.