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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.Thank you,Jadelyn
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.
Reblog this if you ship Madame Vastra x Jenny
ask game, do it
I will write about the following, leave one in my ask box.
Dear person I hate,
Dear person I like,
Dear ex boyfriend,
Dear ex girlfriend,
Dear ex bestfriend,
Dear future me,
Dear past me,
Dear person I’m jealous of,
Dear person I had a crush on,
Dear [insert URL here],
In the nineteenth century, a morbid and curious custom has spread to various parts of the world: the photos were ”Post Mortem”.
”Post Mortem” comes from Latin, meaning after death.
The photos ”Post Mortem” apparently originated in England, when Queen Victoria asked to photograph the corpse of an acquaintance or a relative, so she can keep as a souvenir.
soon after, this idea spread around the world, keeping a morbid reminder of loved ones that have passed on.
Even today, as strange as it may seem, some places still have this custom.
The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead.
This is a classic example of photographic art.
Notice the hands
for people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body it’s very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back.
the girl in this picture has her eyes open, but in some cases the photographer will paint pupils on the eye lids to make it seem like they are wide awake
Have some historical, non-fiction creepypasta.
I’ve studied about these pictures not too long ago.
One of the reasons they were so popular was that, while protography started to become popular at that time, it was still expensive, and sometimes the families couldn’t pay for take pictures of their children or other relatives often. So, they did it when said people died so, this way, they would have at least one memento of them.
Sometimes, the photos themselves were painted, to make the corpses look a little more “alive”. A lot of manipulation techniques were used.
I don’t care what kind of blog I have I will blog this no matter what.
"Craving sensation: feeling unreal" was such a huge part of the beginning of my relapse. I was convinced that people in front of me didn’t even exist and I kept touching things and trying to feel sensation. I’m reblogging because I know that that was so horrifying for me and I never want anyone else to go through it.
In case someone needs to see thisJust in case this can help someone. Some suggestions also seem harmful (eating a hot pepper really hurts!!!) but steps to feeling better and not self harming is most important. Sending you love and light
STOP SCROLLING! Please reblog this vitally important information because at least one of your followers is self-harming. Thank you!
I used to do the rubber band thing in middle and high school without even knowing it was a safer alternative-I just don’t like the sight of my own blood. I would also put jaw clips and claw clips on my hands and fingers-they leave visible dents/marks if that’s what you’re craving but they fade really soon and don’t scar. I never talked to anyone about my urges until after I had graduated HS but once I did I found I wasn’t the only one. Please, please, don’t cut yourself-take one of these alternatives, and please know you’re not alone. If you ever feel like self-harming, please message me. I don’t care if I don’t know you from Adam, you are something beautiful and wonderful and worth preserving, and I do not want you to chip away tiny pieces of yourself because depression or bullies or abusers or whatever else in your life has made you feel lesser. Stay safe. Stay strong.
perfect pictures for an imperfect world
im glad this is exploding. it’s one of the most powerful things on my blog. make it known worldwide guys.
I’m not quite sure I understand the underwear one? >m> The rest are very moving.
The underwear one I believe is to bring awareness to eating disorders..notice how the pic she held was a fuller stomach and when she dropped it you can see her pelvic bones protruding through her skin
They’re all powerful, but the last one. My God.