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Complaints about Be Kind Belize logo #408064
05/18/11 09:29 AM
05/18/11 09:29 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 48
San Pedro
Be Kind Belize Offline OP
Be Kind Belize  Offline OP
Today on the morning show complaints were made about the Be Kind Belize logo being offensive. The original complainer called me following the show. He did not know what Be Kind Belize does nor what the logo represented. The logo was designed in a fun way to instill pride amongst children in the natural history of Belize. So they would see the animals around them as part of their history and nation. It's a cartoon and was meant to be cute.

Unfortunately, this gentleman said he felt that the Belize flag has been undermined by the number of flags from other countries being displayed in Belize and that he was using the Be Kind Belize logo of an example of this - not really knowing what it was all about. He refused to give his name. He was very nice and I did suggest he submit an alternative logo.

Be Kind Belize would of course like to apologise to anyone who finds the logo offensive. It was meant to be anything but offensive and all of the feedback we've had in the four years we have used the logo has been very positive.

I am considering holding a logo designing competition to replace the current logo as Be Kind Belize does not wish to be controversial, but I'd appreciate feedback from Belizeans, in particular.

Be Kind Belize continues to offer free humane education in schools in San Pedro and on the mainland. If you'd like more information or you'd like to discuss the logo issue, please email [email protected]

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Re: Complaints about Be Kind Belize logo [Re: Be Kind Belize] #408067
05/18/11 09:46 AM
05/18/11 09:46 AM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,160
San Pedro
Phil Offline
Phil  Offline
So people can see it to decide.

Ignore him. If that's offensive he should get out more and apply his actions to some of our issues that really need support/action.

Re: Complaints about Be Kind Belize logo [Re: Be Kind Belize] #408070
05/18/11 10:05 AM
05/18/11 10:05 AM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 206
Canam Offline
Canam  Offline
Second that Phil. Keep the logo and ask him to help by actually doing something productive and not simply complaining.

Re: Complaints about Be Kind Belize logo [Re: Be Kind Belize] #408071
05/18/11 10:20 AM
05/18/11 10:20 AM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 915
San Antonio TX and Seine Bight...
ckocian Offline
ckocian  Offline
Whoever the person is, there is plainly a huge disconnect between what is meant by the logo and one person's opinion. Keep the logo. It is cute and not offensive.

Re: Complaints about Be Kind Belize logo [Re: Be Kind Belize] #408072
05/18/11 10:27 AM
05/18/11 10:27 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 803
Brooklyn, NY
carbunkletrumpet Offline
carbunkletrumpet  Offline
Be Kind Belize - Keep your head up and take the high ground as I wouldn't give the worthless complaint much merit. Sadly there are people who have nothing better to do than to find negatives in something that does good for the community and Country. I have found that there will always be one person who finds something offensive but when you call them on it, they vanish like the wind.

But why eat my vegetables I already know that I am short!
Re: Complaints about Be Kind Belize logo [Re: Be Kind Belize] #408076
05/18/11 10:40 AM
05/18/11 10:40 AM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,953
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye...
Amanda Syme Offline

Amanda Syme  Offline
I am a Belizean and I don't find the logo offensive or contrary to the constitution.

I wouldn't make a hasty change to a logo that has been around for 4 years. Please keep focusing on what you do best, teaching our younger generation about kindness, love and respect to animals.

Re: Complaints about Be Kind Belize logo [Re: Phil] #408078
05/18/11 10:48 AM
05/18/11 10:48 AM

I really like the logo. It's fun and not at all demeaning to the Belize flag.

Re: Complaints about Be Kind Belize logo [Re: ] #408079
05/18/11 11:05 AM
05/18/11 11:05 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 963
Fishers, Indiana UISA
lovey and thurston Offline
lovey and thurston  Offline
The logo is in no way offensive. Don't change it. it has become synonmous with the positive message your program stands for. We could use a little more of that!

R.B. Mernitz
Re: Complaints about Be Kind Belize logo [Re: Be Kind Belize] #408081
05/18/11 11:44 AM
05/18/11 11:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,294
travelqueen Offline
travelqueen  Offline
The logo is adorable! Keep it!

Re: Complaints about Be Kind Belize logo [Re: Be Kind Belize] #408084
05/18/11 12:09 PM
05/18/11 12:09 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,822
South Ambergris Caye
JZB Offline
JZB  Offline
I agree with everyone above. Keep the logo! It takes a lot of work to make a logo recognizable as you have done. Don't change it based on this one person.

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