Six Apart notified of LiveJournal Abuse problems
Two posts you should read from LJ user playright:
I spoke with the media relations representative at SixApart... -- a very comprehensive explanation of events and list of the problems and objections to LiveJournal Abuse's response to the breastfeeding icon issue, sent as a letter to Six Apart's media relations rep.
Also Updates on Nipplegate letters to SixApart
Xavier ([info]xavi7734) on LiveJournal posted:
Posted from a convo with a friend:
Jane - the Media Relations person at SixApart was contacted today via phone by a very close friend of mine and fellow LJ'er
This is, in essence the response
She was unaware that LJAbuse knew it was a directed instigated plan to upset their team/time.
She was not aware that the problem went beyond breastfeeding.
She did take my call from her cell phone and was very polite. For those of you who care, she breastfed both of her children.
---Jane is currently in a training class in California and has promised to look further into the issue upon her return to the office. I plan on giving her a call and discussing with her my role in this situation (from ProMoM's standpoint) and ask her to please do the right thing, issue a public apology and let us know that breastfeeding icons are okay for use in default pictures regardless of nipple or areola showing (as decided by LJ Abuse and Denise P).
--If these things do NOT happen, I have media releases ready to go, and a response letter that will not only be sent to SixApart but will be sent to all of their Advisory Boards and Investors as well. Jane understands fully that this type of response will be a media disaster for the image of Live Journal and SixApart.
--I will hold off on sending these items until 12:00 Noon Eastern time tomorrow. I would like to ask that all of you hold off as well until we hear what the TRUE representatives from SixApart are willing to do about this issue.
Tags: livejournal, lj abuse, six apart, breastfeeding, nursing, icons