Target: TMZ CEO Harvey Levin
Goal: Bring an end to entertainment program TMZ’s sexist behavior.
TMZ has long gotten away with its ridiculing of women in the spotlight and it needs to stop. The entertainment company shames famous women for their bodies and gives them cruel nicknames. Their website has a photo gallery of woman who in their opinion have terrible bodies. They have called world-renowned super model Naomi Campbell “pancake bosoms,” and have referred to Nadya Suleman as “octopussy.”
At the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, a TMZ reporter approached supermodel Magdalena Frackowiak while she was getting her makeup done and asked the sexist question “what are you looking forward to being able to eat after the show?” The supermodel’s face showed shock and she was visibly offended. She replied that the reporter needs to ask her smarter questions, and she was astonished he would insinuate she was starving herself in preparation for the show. Anorexia is not a joke or to be handled lightly in conversation, so why is TMZ’s reporter insinuating to models that they are not eating?
These antics need to stop. Millions of people see the things TMZ publishes, and their sexist behavior should not be laughed at. Sign this petition and demand TMZ holds themselves to a higher standard of respect towards the women they make their money off of.
Dear Harvey Levin,
I am writing you today because I am extremely disappointed in TMZ’s sexist behavior. The antics on your show and website are incredibly offensive and rude. You have called women horrible names–for example, referring to Nadya Suleman as “octopussy” and saying that Naomi Campbell has “pancake bosoms.” You may not realize it, but the celebrities you speak of are actual human beings with feelings. I am sure that if these despicable things were to be said about you or a woman that you love, you would not be laughing.
At the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, one of your reporters approached multiple supermodels asking what they were most excited to eat after the show, insinuating they were starving themselves in preparation for the event. Model Magdalena Frackowick refused the question and attempted to leave the interview, demanding she be asked smarter questions. Anorexia is not to be made into a laughing matter, and accusing these models of not eating is incredibly offensive.
I urge you to be more considerate when speaking to and of women. The ladies are just normal people who do not deserve such unfair treatment, and especially do not deserve to be ridiculed in front of your millions of viewers.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Time Warner, Inc.