This Exists: Sunglasses Named for ... Helen Keller

Chinese company's motto: 'You see the world, the world sees you'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2012 8:30 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Today's story from the department of very questionable taste: A Chinese company is selling Helen Keller-brand sunglasses attached to the motto, "You see the world, the world sees you." Before you assume that maybe choosing a blind woman as the face of your glasses was a harmless mistake, the Wall Street Journal points out that Chinese kids study Keller in school, and a rep for the company says it was well aware of her inability to see, but was celebrating other attributes, like Keller-as-philanthropist. Which, ahem, is clearly conveyed in one ad for the specs, which involves a stunning woman being snapped by paparazzi as she exits a plane.

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