16 november 2012

Movembers not amused by CBC article on the dangers of growing a moustache



A CBC article titled “Movember moustaches may hold hazards” has drawn the indignation of many Canadians who are taking part in the Movember campaign.

The article mentions conclusions from a 45-year old study and warns men to be “extra cautious with the care and hygiene of their moustaches, because microbiologists have shown that facial hair is a bacterial sponge.”

Canadian movembers were not amused. They are growing their moustaches in November to raise awareness for men's health issues and funds for prostate cancer research.

“Men have been growing moustaches and facial hair since the dawn of time and we’re still here... Why don’t you focus on the real problem at hand CBC? How 1 in 7 men will get prostate cancer in their life and that’s why we grow the mo...” says a reader whose comment has so far received 1347 thumbs up against 130 thumbs down.

“What a Mo-ronic article”, says another reader. “Get a grip CBC”, says another.

Others protested in a humorous way. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Grow on gentlemen!”

But most readers agreed that the unfortunate article should have focused on the positive sides of growing a moustache in November.

You can read the CBC article here:


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