Color Of Change Calls For Firing of XXL Magazine CEO Over Too $hort’s ‘Fatherly Advice’
By now, you’ve probably heard about rapper Too $hort’s outrageous online video for XXL Magazine, in which he essentially coaches young men on how to force themselves on young women.
Entitled “Fatherly Advice,” $hort’s remarks are shocking in their blatant endorsement of behavior that is clearly sexual abuse.
Color of Change is now calling for the firing of XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, and they need your help.
Click here to sign a petition calling for the ousting of Ms. Satten over Too $hort’s disturbing and dangerous rant.
“When you get to late middle school, early high school and you start feeling a certain way about the girls… I’m gonna tell you a couple tricks. This is what you do, man. A lot of the boys are going to be running around trying to get kisses from the girls, we’re going way past that. I’m taking you to the hole.
There’s a general area down there, a little spot that girls have that feels really good to them. Don’t kiss them down there yet, that’s later in life. But this is what you do. You push her up against the wall or pull her up against you while you lean on the wall and you take your finger and put a little spit on it and you stick your finger in her underwear and you rub it on there and watch what happens. It’s like magic. You gotta find her spot, they all have a different one, but it’s somewhere in there. Just go for it. When you feel like it becomes a little more moist that’s when you know you’re doing it right.”
“Join us in calling on Harris Publications to fire XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, who presides over the workplace culture that allowed such a grave misstep. When we do, we’ll send a message to the entertainment media industry that we won’t be silent when it broadcasts commentary that promotes sexual violence against girls and women.”
By signing the petition, a letter will be sent on your behalf to Harris Publications, the company that owns XXL. Check out an excerpt below:
“As you know, the XXL website posted a video interview with rapper Too $hort, who encouraged teenage boys to “turn girls out” by pushing “her up against the wall.” The 45-year-old rapper continued, graphically urging his audience to put their hands inside the underwear of middle school aged girls in order to achieve what he called “mind manipulation.” Your company, XXL, packaged the disturbing monologue under the headline, “Fatherly Advice From Too $hort.”
Rhetoric like this has real effects on girls in our communities. Three out of five Black girls have experienced sexual assault by the time they turn 18. Nearly a third of sexual assault and rape victims are between the ages of 12-17.”
Learn more about the petition at ColorOfChange.org
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