TLC member Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas has launched a petition against MediaTakeOut.com and other reporting entities to leave children of celebrities alone. The petition comes on the heels of an article written about the star’s son.
The article referenced Chilli’s son Tron, questioning the child’s sexuality. Thomas took the Change.org to create the petition.
Recently my son was targeted negatively by popular gossip site MediaTakeOut.com. I can’t describe the anger I felt at my son being ridiculed continuously by MediaTakeOut.com for no other reason than the fact that he’s my son. MediaTakeOut.com has posted numerous false stories about me, and other celebrity friends of mine and while I don’t like it, I realize that is a part of what comes with celebrity. However when my 16-year-old son is being attacked, that is when I take off the celebrity hat and become the protective Mother that I am, and I know many of you are.
Adults have the mental capacity to deal and prioritize. Most importantly my son had no choice in who his mother was just like many other celebrity kids do not. It isn’t fair that our children have to deal with cyber bullying because of the career choice of their parents. Anyone under the age of 18 should not be ridiculed or targeted by MediaTakeOut.com or any other website.
In the petition, Chilli also addressed the larger issue of child bullying.
It looks like Chilli petition may have worked. MediaTakeOut’s CEO Fred Mwangaguhunga issued an apology to Thomas, replacing the original post with his statement on the site. Mwangaguhunga also promised to deal with those who reported the story.
Thoughts on the petition?
Should the children of celebrities be off limits to media scrutiny?
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