Blog: TV turn-off
Leonie Barrie | 8 January 2004
Getting an item of clothing onto one of the UK’s top TV soaps would normally be good news for sales…but not for fashion giant Dorothy Perkins. One of its most popular items has been withdrawn from stores after being selected for the wardrobe of Coronation Street transsexual Hayley Cropper. Apparently the red anorak, seen in scenes watched by millions, was axed after viewers with similar garments got fed up with being teased and wrote in to complain. Ironically, Hayley is a machinist in the soap’s lingerie factory. Just goes to show there is such a thing as bad publicity after all.
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