By: Burhan Sandhu
Time magazine recently revealed "The Protester" as its Person of the Year for 2011. It is only fitting, then, that Lowe's decision to pull its "All-American Muslim" advertisements was met with protests and demonstrations.
Having 200,000 people sign a petition against its decision and witnessing its Facebook page turn into a forum for debate, Lowe's faces a voice that it cannot simply brush aside.
Yet that is essentially what the company's response has been to all its criticism: Lowe's insisted on denying that religion had anything to do with the company's decision, and it deleted all the comments on its page relating to the controversy in one fell swoop.
I hope that Lowe's will handle future flak a little more reasonably and responsibly.