Sunday, February 14, 2010

Please Contact Sponsors of Michael Vick "Reality" Show ---URGENT

In the categories of outrageous and insane, Michael Vick now has his own "reality" show on Black Entertainment Television (BET). I caught part of it a few days ago. As indicated in the forwarded (below) mail, Vick feels "victim" to society's unfairness. Talked endlessly about how he "cried" on way to jail -- how his girlfriend cried, his Mom, kids, etc.etc. Apparently brutality to animals pays big in this culture. Not only does Vick stand to make millions as football player, but now to earn big bucks from a show and become some sort of icon to the young and confused in our society. Unbelievable!

Please read fully the below mail and contact the sponsors for this "show."


Michael Vick Reality Show Sponsors ** E-Mail and Boycott ** (Updated 2/10/10)Share Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 10:58pm February 2, 2010

Dear Friends,

Please e-mail the sponsors of the Michael Vick Reality Show and express your opposition to their financial support of the program.

As a result of their advertising, Vick is profiting from a lucrative reality television contract. This show is beyond the pale of depravity and must be canceled. Please also stop buying these companies' products immediately and tell your friends and family to do the same. Of all the shows on television, these corporations made a decision to support Michael Vick.

Maybelline http://www.maybelline.com/customerservice/contactus.aspx Checkers http://checkers.com/contact.html

Walden University 1-866-492-5336 Ford https://secure.ford.com/footer/contact-ford/contact-us-email?contactMainTopic=PublicAffairs

McDonalds http://www1.mcdonalds.com/contactus/navigate.do?link=marketing

Progressive https://www.progressive.com/contact-us.aspx

5-Hour Energy http://www.5hourenergy.com/contactus.asp

7-Up http://www.econsumeraffairs.com/am_bev/contactus.htm?F1=7up&F2=7up

Lysol http://lysol.com/corporate/contact-us/contact-form-s/

Subway http://www.subway.com/Applications/CustService/frmCustomerService.aspx

Avon avoncr@avon.com KFC http://www.kfc.com/contact/

Buick http://www.buick.com/pages/mds/helpcenter/contactUs.do

Bally Fitness http://www.ballyfitness.com/contact-us.aspx?culture=en

PLEASE DO NOT SEE THE FOLLOWING MOVIES WHO ADVERTISED DURING THE SHOW:

From Paris with Love

Shutter Island

The Crazies Hershey's http://www.hersheys.com/contactus/contact-us-date.asp

Footlocker http://www.footlocker.com/customerserv/help:contactUs/

Chevy http://www.chevrolet.com/pages/mds/helpcenter/contactUs.do CHEVY HAS EXPRESSED THEIR FULL SUPPORT FOR MICHAEL VICK'S SHOW. PLEASE CONTINUE TO E-MAIL THEM UNTIL THEY GET THE MESSAGE.

Appelbee's http://www.applebees.com/GuestContact.aspx

Sprint http://www.sprint.com/contactus/ SPRINT HAS EXPRESSED THEIR FULL SUPPORT FOR MICHAEL VICK'S SHOW. PLEASE CONTINUE TO E-MAIL THEM UNTIL THEY GET THE MESSAGE.

Broadview Security (formerly Brinks Security) http://www.broadviewsecurity-home.com/contactus.htm

Please also contact BET and tell them what you think of the show: https://bet.wufoo.com/forms/contact-us-bet-programming/

2/4/10 Update: Nivea ended their commercial sponsorship of the show after being inundated with customer e-mails complaining about their support of the program.

2/5/10 Update: Pizza Hut issued a press release informing the public that they asked BET to end their commercial support of the show.

2/5/10 Update: Denny's Restaurant contacted BET and ended their support after receiving e-mails from concerned customers expressing their opposition to the show.

2/6/10 Update: L'Oreal issued a press release that they have terminated their support of the Michael Vick "Reality" Show and apologized for offending L'Oreal customers.

2/8/10 Update: Nationwide Insurance issued a press release announcing that they asked BET to pull their ads from the Michael Vick Reality Show and that they do not support the program and do not wish to have any association with it. They stated the huge volume of calls from customers prompted them to change their position. Initially, they stated they were not in the business of judging shows that aired their commercials.

2/9/10 Update: I spoke with a representative from Customer Relations at Dave and Busters today. She told me that they contacted BET and insisted that they pull their ads from the show. She stated they have been receiving calls all week and got the message. (I will DVR the next episode and FF to the commercials to confirm these advertisers' commitments and identify any new advertisers who may have filled their shoes.)

If Vick hadn't killed dogs, he would never have this show. He's making money off his killing spree. He recently said the reason for the show is to clear his family name. He also said that he will not speak about dog fighting anymore after the show.

When Vick said he was going to dedicate his life to speaking out against dog fighting, apparently he meant he would do it twice per month for a year until people forgot about it and it was safe for him to be rich and famous again and profit from his crimes.

He did a masterful job of using the HSUS to help him re-enter society. He was never sincere. He still thinks he's a victim as evidenced by his arrogant and callous remarks after being nominated for the Ed Block Courage Award: "I've overcome a lot, more than probably one single individual can handle or bear," Vick said. "You ask certain people to walk through my shoes, they probably couldn't do. Probably 95 percent of the people in this world because nobody had to endure what I've been through, situations I've been put in..."

Some people argue "everyone deserves a second chance...it's time to move on" and "everyone makes mistakes".

Vick did not make a mistake; it was a conscious and calculated decision that he knew was wrong. He is diabolical, transparent, and evil. There is no cure for evil. He doesn't deserve a second chance for his heinous and unspeakable crimes against animals. Those of us who speak for animals will not "move on" as Vick is emblematic of a larger problem in a society that shows disregard for the welfare of animals and believes lenient sentences and fines equate to justice. They do not.

If people want to idolize this sadistic killer, cheer for him from the stands and wear his jersey, they can do it. We draw the line with a reality show that allows him to profit from his felonies.

Let us send a clear message -- if you brutalize helpless animals, you will not be accepted back into society and return to fame and wealth without opposition.

Our silence allows the opposite message to be sent. Complacency breeds acceptance. Acceptance leads to continued violence against animals. We do not have to accept things as they are and we will not. Please help us send a message to the shameless sponsors of this show that we will boycott their products until they end their support of the program. You can click "Share" on this note and post it to your profile page to spread the word. Thank you.

On behalf of the dogs Michael Vick fought, kicked, shot, hanged, electrocuted, drowned, and tortured,

Andrew Kirschner

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Survival group against God?? LOL. Good luck with that. Truth is, no one knows the exact time this will happen except the man upstairs, however, I firmly believe that there are people placed here by God that post the warning signs and it's up to you to take heed.
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