You really wanna know?
Well yeah, I really wanna know…
Whoooooooooooo are you,
Who who, who who?
Hey gorgeous!! Hope you have a great weekend!
Who are you so I can love you
Don’t trust the #usps with your breakables, yall. @sillypantsart
My image has been stolen and being used on Facebook diet ads for a company called Venus Factor. These ads are running throughout Facebook from more sources that I can report and have removed. My coworkers, friends and family are seeing these ads pop up. The company won’t help me on Facebook and told me to email them more, I already emailed them twice. So let’s send them some email!
Tell them why we won’t stand to have our image stolen for the profit of diet companies.
Fatties roll out!
This is so disgusting. Please email this company.
This is disgusting and beyond wrong. Send some emails, make sure they hear that we WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behavior!
Companies ARE NOT allowed to use images of fat people without their consent FOR ANY REASON. THIS IS WRONG, AND THEY MUST BE TOLD SO.
I have just warned these assholes that the fatties of Tumblr are about to descend like a pack of rabid, fatassed wolves. DO NOT PROVE ME WRONG.
These people already profit from the pain and insecurity of people who should not be ashamed. They do not get to use other people’s photos and bodies to do this without explicit permission.
For those who have a hard time figuring out what to say, here’s what I sent; feel free to borrow bits, pieces, or the whole damn thing to help you craft your email to this gross-ass company.
Your cowardly refusal to take responsibility for your affiliates’ use of stolen photos to hawk your product is utterly inexcusable. The fact that it happened, is bad enough, but your repeated attempts to weasel out of taking action and giving Rachel the runaround (http://rachelecateyes.tumblr.com/post/78983486349/my-image-has-been-stolen-and-being-used-on) is even worse. You shouldn’t need to hear the specific words of “These are affecting my personal and professional life etc.” before you’ll (finally, grudgingly, slowly) take action. The words “Your product is being marketed using my images, without my consent or foreknowledge” should be enough - and WOULD be enough, for any ethical company. Your behavior in this matter has been incredibly unprofessional and inappropriate.
And, of course, the fact that it’s become this much of an issue, and your ridiculous mishandling of the situation, makes me wonder how many other people are out there being used by your product and your affiliates in this degrading, shameful way without their consent?
How DARE you - and your affiliates, since you seem inclined to try to shove responsibility off onto them for all of this - use the lives and bodies of people without their consent, to market a product whose message is in essence “See this person? Buy our product to avoid looking like them!” It is demeaning, it is disgusting, and no human being deserves to be maliciously held up as a scare tactic to shame other people into buying a product, without even being consulted on the use of their images in such a fashion.
Remove Rachel’s image from your marketing, and/or remove any affiliate from your marketing scheme who continues to use her photos, and make it entirely clear to your affiliates and all marketing associates that you will not tolerate image theft and abuse of people’s personal images in any marketing capacity. This is unacceptable, and I look forward to seeing you take public, concrete steps to rectify the situation.
I took a few pieces of Jadelyn’s response (thanks!) and posted it right on their FB page.
Hmm, already got two likes.
Reblogging this again.
Take a few minutes and send an email!
Here’s what I sent:
So, you decided to use someone’s photo in your advertising without her permission.
This is utterly disgusting.
Do you not realize that fat people own their own bodies? Do you think it’s okay to profit from someone else’s body without their permission? Exactly what was your thought process here, and can you explain to me how it is even remotely okay to do this?
You are already profiting from the insecurity of people who shouldn’t feel ashamed about their bodies to begin with. Now you think it’s okay to use other people’s photos to perpetuate that? People who have never and would never use your product? People who despise everything that companies like yours stand for? That is utterly disgusting.
Your response (“Send what you already told us. And wait.”) is utterly inadequate, and you should be ashamed.
Take her picture down, and the pictures of every other fat person who has not given you permission to use their image. Apologize.
Honestly, I hope you get sued. And I hope your inbox is exploding right now with irate fatties explaining to you just how deeply you have screwed up. If it’s not, it will be soon. This has hit Tumblr. In the time it’s taken me to write this, it has been reposted about a hundred more times.
God have mercy on you. The fatties of Tumblr won’t. We are like wolves when it comes to dealing with people like you. Really, really pissed-off fat wolves. And we run in packs.
Undo what you have done, and apologize to Rachele. That’s* all we want*.
It’s easy. Do it.
Not SUPER articulate, but I hope it gets the point across.
His “bobot” sleeps next to him. #Faker
60 isn't a bad price. I just want something soft. It's a new bed and I want good sheets. Do you happen to remember the brand?
I’m going to Wal-Mart today,so I’ll look and write it down!
Better Homes 900 thread count sheets via Wal-Mart
Better Homes is a pretty decent quality brand, I’ve found. I bought towels that are Better Homes. I’m not about to pay $17 for a bath rug, but the towels are nice.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
This. A thousand times this.
(Source: sandandglass, via mybellarina)
"Sometimes you need to burn bridges to stop yourself from crossing them again."
Denny’s Studios presents a delicious, colorful, painfully symmetrical masterpiece: welcome to The Grand Slamwich Hotel.
Jack only let me have 15mins in the #goodwill, but I found these and an Ella Fitzgerald record.
I was finishing up a smelly poop in the bathroom this morning when someone knocked on the door. It was maintenance. He was there to fix the squeaking in the toilet. He worked in my poop haze without comment.