We don’t pretend to be any expert on the mechanics of blogging, or the platform we use, WordPress. But mysteriously somehow, some way, the “comment” option on our recent blog on QVC host Dan Hughes’ behavior when a guest fainted Sunday.
And it wasn’t us. Do you know who it was,QVC?
In that blog, we had asked for QVC watchers to comment on the incident that prompted the blog, which we learned about from the New York Post.
Well, we didn’t get any comments. Nobody could post any, because “comment” was off. One of our readers posted on another blog, asking why the “comment” option had been nixed on the Hughes blog.
Here’s the B-roll on this. Hughes was on the air with guest Cassie Shane, who was hawking the FubTab Pro kids tablet, when she suddenly grabbed her chest. She was stammering, and started leaning toward Hughes. The camera cut away and went to a close-up of Hughes, who kept on pitching the product, with no reference to Shane’s obvious illness.
The Post, and we, thought that Hughes should not have continued selling, and that QVC should have made comment on-air about what had happened to Shane. We wanted to see who agreed or not. Apparently the morning news shows, like “Good Morning America,” also did stories Tuesday on the QVC incident, as well.
Tuesday Hughes posted this panty-waist explanation on Facebook.
“I’m sure you are all aware of what happened over the weekend during ‘Sunday’s with Carolyn and Dan,'” he wrote. “I am very happy to report that Cassie Slane is feeling much better after her fainting spell that occurred while we were on air together. What you couldn’t see in your homes was the rapid response and immediate care that came to Cassie’s side. Thank you so much for your concern and support guys. I truly appreciate you all!”
Bite me Dan, and you too, QVC.
It doesn’t matter if Slane got immediate care. Why didn’t QVC cue viewers into what had happened? Didn’t want to stop the flow of sales for those FurTabs?
Many QVC customers came to Hughes’ defense on Facebook. They were worried about what happened to Shane. Too bad they never got an explanation from QVC.
Here are some of the Facebook postings:
“Dan, you would have made a great WWll Bomber Pilot. You would stay on target no matter what. Lol”
“They showed it this morning on GMA and when I saw you ,I thought oh boy, I bet he’s in a panic. Is she diabetic? I am and I never want to feel the low sugar feeling. I try to keep my a little higher so that doesn’t happen. On GMA they said a low sugar. Glad she is fine.”
“Dan, you are awesome. Anyone that says different is an idiot. I missed the real thing, but saw it on YouTube. All professionally done. QVC is real time all the time, you all have had to roll with whatever is given you. Those other network folks have no idea how challenging your job is. Glad to hear Cassie is ok. Poor thing, when she put her hand on her chest, I felt so bad for her. Take care, see you soon with Pat, you are the best!”
“It’s hard to believe you continued selling that child’s toy without showing any kind of stressful emotion when the lady is standing close to you and obviously needs YOUR help. I saw this on Good Morning America, Hoda and Kathy Lee, Anderson Cooper, and the internet, and I don’t watch the news that much.”
“Yes, the morning show hosts were very rude today. They even posted it on FB. Your loyal Sunday viewers know differently. Thank you for posting this and I’m very happy that she is doing fine.”
“I’m so glad she is ok, I thought about her all day!”
“You handled the situation like a true professional, Dan! I know that in a big organization like QVC you are trained to prepare for emergencies like this. I know Cassie received immediate attention, and you did a fantastic job. I’m sure it was a tough situation. Don’t let anyone tell you that you should have done otherwise! You must have nerves of steel Dan…wish I did! Great response on your part.”
Now here are some posters that we agree with:
“I am happy to hear the woman is okay but the whole scenario came off pretty bad on TV I hope you can learn from this in the future so that it never happens and you realize how you react impacts your audience”
“It’s not Dan’s decision to keep going. If anything, the producers should have cut away and went to a commercial. At any rate, I think the fact that this was the 2nd time this happened and that the Q knew about her condition meant that they knew she wasn’t having a seizure or stroke. So, it wasn’t a ‘surprise’ in the true sense of the word; they knew what they were dealing with. Although, It is a shame that the Q couldn’t say something as it upset many people to see.”
Hello, and thank you, folks.
Let’s see if the “comment” option is turned off on this blog.