Friday, January 30, 2009
Andrew Lessman--who recently won the oh-so-coveted crown of Vitamin King in Queen Bea's Home Shopping Cage Match--just posted an interesting video on his Procaps website.
Andrew decided to pull all his weight management products from HSN.
Here's part of what he had to say:
"Because of issues that I cannot control and that I'm not comfortable with, my weight loss products will no longer be available at HSN. It is a decision that I labored very hard over, but because of the fact that, more than anything, I value your trust and respect that you have been giving me for the past thirty years I've been manufacturing vitamins. It was important that I make a decision like this."
Although he never mentions Sensa by name, there are two links about "a new weightloss product being sold on HSN" listed beside the video. One to a 20/20 Sensa expose video and another to an ABC News article also about Sensa.
When I last checked, all the weight loss products were still listed on the HSN website. I'm assuming that they still get to sell whatever is still in their inventory or Andrew hasn't gotten around to pulling them yet. In any case, Andrew said that all the weightloss products will still be available on his Procaps website.
So why is Andrew so upset about Sensa?
As y'all know, I love Andrew Lessman, so his opinion holds a little more weight with me--no pun intended. I would really like to know specifically what his issue is with Sensa and why he feels so strongly about it that he can't even be seen on the network with them.
And why would HSN risk upsetting their biggest-selling vendor for a new product?
What do you think of the video?