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Thank you to everyone for their continued support during this uncertain time. To show our appreciation, we’re offering 20% off everything at both @uncommonjames and @littlejamesclothing . We’re gonna get through this and come out on the other side stronger. We’re in this together!
We recently heard that Instagram influencers are struggling to keep their diet tea and subscription box sponsorships in this scary economy. It’s just a terrible time to think about any of that, and it seems like eons ago when we even cared about it, although businesses are still promoting themselves hard. Many celebrities are taking the hint and dialing back their promotional efforts, but not Kristin Cavallari. She promoted her jewelry business on Instagram late last week with a tone deaf message about sticking together and taking advantage of their 20% off sale. Then, when she got called out for it she defended herself by saying that she has employees she wants to keep paying.
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People commented: You seem completely out of touch with what is going on in the world right now. You are just worried about selling your products
Hi, I really like your shows and have watched you since Laguna Beach, but all the holiday posting during this difficult time is inappropriate, as a lot of people are worried to leave their home x
TONE DEAF!!!!! I hope people choose to make life easier on your worries of producing great content and just unfollow.
Kristen responded on her IG stories: “I know this is a weird time for everyone and it feels strange to promote UJ. But I’m responsible for over 100 employees, so you better believe I’m gonna do everything in my power to keep all of my employees.”
I get that aspect of it, wanting to keep employees, but isn’t she rich enough to eat some of those costs for a while as we see how this pans out? Couldn’t she pivot her business to give back? I guess her husband is retired now and they probably have high expenses trying to live an aspirational life on Instagram. I’m on the fence about this one because so many businesses are shilling hard now, she’s just the face of one and that’s why people are holding her personally accountable.
I do have an issue with her showing her as- in a bikini like nothing has changed though. Kristen is an anti-vaxxer, so I would bet she’s like Evangeline Lilly, she’s just not talking about it much. Are all of those anti-vaxxers going to refuse the vaccine for this when we finally get one? I bet 90% of them are, because you have to be powerfully stupid to take that stance in the first place. It’s not like seeing people die and suffer is going to change their minds. You know that a-hole in the oval office is going to find a way to make it optional too, if it’s even out before we get President Biden. Knock all the wood for both an early vaccine and a sane administration.
This was her last post as of publication. She’s an a-hole.
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2 years ago today we opened the @uncommonjames FLAGSHIP in Nashville, TN. Crazy to see how far it’s come- from our offices being in the back to a brand new remodel. Happy birthday, BNA!!! (Yes, we internally refer to the store as the airport name 😂.) thank you to my INCREDIBLE team and to all of our loyal customers…couldn’t do it without you guys!!! ♥️