Did I really just hear him say that?
“I wanna build a hair salon for kids with special needs, so the ‘retards’ can get it together and get their hair done.”
While surfing the Web, I stumbled across a post about this story written Feb. 15 and couldn’t believe a PR manager would say something like this.
Here’s the clip with Jasinski’s offensive remark:
PR professionals need to watch what they say. They inform the public about health issues or other pertinent issues, so they have a huge responsibility.
Negative comments such as Jasinski’s makes the PR field look bad. PR professionals are supposed to talk positively about their client and be an advocate.
PR representatives need to create a positive image of their client and Jasinski definitely failed to meet this responsibility, to say the least.
PR professionals need to be loyal to their clients at all times because they will always be in the public eye.
Jasinski has done United Autism Foundation a big disservice. The cause he was supposed to be supporting seemed to be a joke to him.
What is your opinion of Jasinski’s comment? Do you think this puts the PR field in a negative light?