Harper's Bazaar & GQ
Vogue, H&M, Mango, Harpers Bazaar, Mercedes Benz, Supreme, & all other brands: Stop using alleged sex offender Terry Richardson as your photographer
More awareness needs to be brought to light that Terry Richardson is negatively influencing media with his supposed exploit & abuse of certain models, mainstream degrading pornographic imagery, and inappropriate and unprofessional behavior. His contribution to society has a bad impact as he is being exposed to the masses with the impression of being well received while there are potentially unethical practices not being shown. Allegations and complaints have been publicized from the likes of Coco Rocha, Jamie Peck and Danish Supermodel Rie Rasmussen against Richardson.
WHY if we are aware of these allegations are big companies STILL using Terry Richardson as a photographer and still giving him positive press if he is an ALLEGED sex offender? These allegations need to be looked at more closely and the appropriate justice received. They should not be ignored. By continuing to employ him for editorial fashion shoots, or to run advertising campaigns shot by him is to CONDONE his behavior. Is this a replay of the Jimmy Savile case where we only take action once the offender has deceased? Action needs to be TAKEN NOW. Surely big companies don't want to associate themselves with the accused? In many of his images, Richardson has an amateur style of photography including girls made to look underage, hurt and exploited. We need to raise awareness and encourage these models to come forward. If these allegations are proven be to true, justice needs to be brought about.
Terry Richardson has produced countless pornographic photographs however two that particularly stand out are one of a woman in a trash can giving Richardson a sexual favor as if to suggest she is 'garbage' and a picture of a woman giving Richardson a sexual favor with the word 'SLUT' written on her forehead. Why are the big brands we buy from associating themselves with this kind of imagery? This is the man who said “it’s not who you know, it’s who you blow. I don’t have a hole in my jeans for nothing.”
Danish supermodel Rie Rasmussen confronted Richardson in Paris, and said he abuses his position of power within the industry to sexually harass young women with impunity. "They are too afraid to say no because their agency booked them on the job and are too young to stand up for themselves," said Rasmussen. "I told him, 'What you do is completely degrading to women. I hope you know you only f*** girls because you have a camera, lots of fashion contacts and get your pictures in Vogue.'"
A sometime model named Jamie Peck wrote of an experience she had on a shoot with Richardson six years ago. When she said she wanted to keep her underwear on because she was menstruating, Peck says Richardson asked her to take out her tampon so he could play with it, and make "tampon tea." He insisted on being called "Uncle Terry," and during their shoot, Richardson unexpectedly stripped naked.
"Before I could say 'whoa, whoa, whoa!' dude was wearing only his tattoos and waggling the biggest dick I'd ever seen dangerously close to my unclothed person (granted, I hadn't seen very many yet)." In Peck's words, Richardson eventually "maneuvered" her over to a couch in his studio, where he "strongly suggested I touch his terrifying penis." When he ejaculated, one of his assistants gave Peck a towel.
One fashion insider says agencies "know full well Richardson's predatory behavior," but that he "is tolerated because the industry folk are just sheep. There are only a handful of photographers who have the power, a handful of editors who have the power, and a handful of clients who have the power. Everyone else just follows this small group of people."
This explotation is NOT RIGHT and shouldn't be considered a normal part of society. Why has Richardson photographed someone as prestigious as Obama when he has these kind of allegations behind him and such explicit photographs including himself being fellated? Is this the kind of image Obama wants to associate himself with? See link below.
EXPLICIT PHOTOS INCLUDING TERRY: *Funnily enough, these links have now been taken down. How convenient? However you will find some new links below to his explicit work*
*Funnily enough*, the old terry tumblr featuring explicit violent porn including Terry has now been taken down. However, don't worry, I have most of these images saved and some have been produced in some of this 'coffee table books'. This was the original site:
Only some of his explicit images can now be found here:
I have dozens of pictures saved of him having sex with models, models felating him, Richardson eqaculating on models. We need these images in the public eye for big brands to realise what they are accociating themselves with, let alone Barack Obama who Richardson shot. Richardson also promoted unprotected sex in these pictures.
You can now find explicit photos here: http://terryrichardsonold.blogspot.co.uk/
Terry's explicit images have been published in his own book- Terryworld Artist's Edition. The blurb of this book on Amazon states:
Who took 1970's porn esthetic and made it fashion chic? Terry Richardson. Who made the trailer park trendy and the tractor hat de rigueur? Richardson again. Who's equally at home in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Purple and Vice? Our boy Terry. Who uses his fashion money to fund an X-rated website? Yes, Richardson. And who can't resist getting his clothes off and jumping in front of his own lens? Well, that would be Terry Richardson as well. Porn stars, supermodels, transsexuals, hillbillies, friends, pets, and celebrities all do for his lens what they'll do for no other. And if anyone ever wonders why they did it, just blame it on Terryworld, where taboos are null and void, and fashion finds sex a perfect fit. The Artist's Edition comes in a clear plastic case with 4 personally selected limited-edition Terryprints and a Terrybear (a little teddy bear with Terry's face on it).
Links to all the work Harper's Bazaar, GQ and other publications have had with Richardson: http://jezebel.com/who-supports-and-funds-terry-richardson-gq-and-bazaar-1543259950?utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM USING TERRY RICHARDSON IN THE FUTURE.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/saynototerryrichardson
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Quotes from Terry:
“A lot of it starts with me saying to a girl, ‘Do you want to do nudes?’ And they’re like, ‘I don’t want to be naked,’” said Mr. Richardson. “So I say, ‘ I’ll be naked and you take the pictures. You can have the camera. You can have the phallus.’” Everyone, including the assistants, was always armed with a camera.
In November 2012, Bruce Willis’ and Demi Moore’s daughter Scout tweeted that “last night Terry Richardson tried to finger me. I didn’t let him, obviously. But I did let him photograph me topless in the bathroom.”
'It’s about creating a vibe, getting people relaxed and excited. When that happens, you can do anything.’
“it’s not who you know, it’s who you blow. I don’t have a hole in my jeans for nothing.”
This man creates degrading and explicit PORN yet he is still cashing in. He made over 60million dollars last year.
'Richardson is the Jimmy Savile of the photography world- everyone knows, nobody talks'
A final note- anyone with first hand, personal experiences with Richardson, please do not hesitate to send me a message via this petition. Your experiences will remain 100% CONFIDENTIAL.
Picture source thegroundmag.com
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