Tampax ‘BEYOND inappropriate’ tweet sexualizing tampons traced back to King Charles and Camilla

Tampax is once again on the business end of social media’s anger after a bizarre tweet about menstruation caused confusion and disgust.

“You’re in their DMs. We’re in them. We are not the same,” the company wrote on Monday. The strange meme adaptation can be traced back to then-Prince Charles’ scandalous 1989 phone call with Camilla, which has recently been depicted in the royal drama “The Crown.”

During the uncomfortably intimate conversation, now-King Charles fantasized about coming back as a tampon, or a box of them. Apparently, Tampax took this as their time to shine:

Many people found this reference uncomfortable and were disturbed by the idea of sexualizing menstrual products, which are used by girls as young as preteen age.

For those curious about the reference, a complete readout of the conversation between Charles and Camilla can be seen in the tweet below.

The relevant excerpt can be read here:

CHARLES: Oh, God. I’ll just live inside your trousers or something. It would be much easier!

CAMILLA (laughing): What are you going to turn into, a pair of knickers? (Both laugh). Oh, you’re going to come back as a pair of knickers.

CHARLES: Or, God forbid, a Tampax. Just my luck! (Laughs)

CAMILLA: You are a complete idiot! (Laughs) Oh, what a wonderful idea.

CHARLES: My luck to be chucked down a lavatory and go on and on forever swirling round on the top, never going down.

CAMILLA (laughing): Oh darling!

CHARLES: Until the next one comes through.

CAMILLA: Oh, perhaps you could just come back as a box.

CHARLES: What sort of box?

CAMILLA: A box of Tampax, so you could just keep going.

CHARLES: That’s true.

Sierra Marlee


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