On 23/09/2013,Teyana Taylor proceeded to mock domestic violence when she uploaded this image to her twitter:
Miss Taylor first (before the image above) started sending abusive and offensive tweets/retweets to Rihanna for over a period of 8 hours. This is not about RIHANNA, this is about all the ABUSED WOMEN of the world being MOCKED! IT IS A SHAME that ADIDAS seems to be endorsing @TEYANATAYLOR!
We demand that you do the right thing and terminate her contract and send a strong message to your consumers! Letting one of your sponsors mock a domestic violence victim discourages your female customers from speaking out against their abusers!!!
The petition has been gathering momentum and we thank the following blogs for their support;
@thatgrapejuice Reebok Asked To Terminate Teyana Taylor Endorsement Following Domestic Violence Remark http://bit.ly/190ZUJ6
@thatgrapejuice Domestic Abuse Victims Flood Rihanna / Teyana Taylor Petition: ‘She’s A Disgrace’ http://bit.ly/1h2l4f1
@VibeMagazine Furious Petitioners Want Adidas-Reebok To Drop Teyana Taylor http://bit.ly/1727TZR
A SAMPLE LETTER TO firstname.lastname@example.org IS ATTACHED BELOW TO COPY AND PASTE SHOULD YOU WISH TO!!!
I am writing to ask you to reconsider your support of singer Teyana Taylor. I do not support domestic violence. A joke ended up escalating to a twitter war and I have no problem with what 2 people say to each other. However, when Teyanna Taylor superimposed a photo of Rihanna’s bruised and bloodied face onto a boxer getting knocked out by Teyanna Taylor onto her twitter header, it went too far. She mentioned the infamous 2009 incident and then threatened her.
Regardless of whether one is a fan of singer Rihanna or not, she is one of the most famous women in the world and the photo of her battered face is instantly and internationally recognized as a symbol of domestic abuse and how it can happen to anyone. This was a despicable and unacceptable use of the photo, essentially abusing a victim again. I am not amused and neither should Adidas be.
Furthermore, though I don’t have the screenshots, after the twitter war died down the first tweet Ms. Taylor sent our afterwards was a pic of her new sneaker. I am pretty certain this offensive header was still up, so at that point Adidas became directly involved.
Please do not support this behavior and withdraw your sponsorship of Ms. Taylor. The world is watching.
Thank you for your consideration of my request.
Remove From Endorsement