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Cyberbullying Continues…. May 24, 2013

Filed under: Com 475,Uncategorized — amontrose2013 @ 12:23 pm

This week a girl hangs herself in her home of Queens, New York, where she left a note mentioning online bullying. The girl’s name is Gabrielle Mona, who was 12-years-old was found by her family on Wednesday. Along with the family interviews police took two of the homes computers to investigate into Mona’s online bullying.

According to CNN, police found that in her school she received good markings for her school work but apparently her social skills markings weren’t that high. Dennis M. Walcott, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, states that they take cyber bullying very seriously and they don’t tolerate it. Police are looking more in to Mona’s cyber bullying.

It is sad that children are still being affected by cyber bullying it seems that educators, parents, and the government still can’t get a grasp on controlling these kinds of situations. Incidents like this are giving schools a bad PR and are showing parents that schools are not a safe place to send their children and that technology shouldn’t be used. Schools need to monitor there students more closely and really have a sense of what is going on with the children before this truly becomes an epidemic.

 

Would You Like a Glass of Urine With That? May 22, 2013

Filed under: Com 475,Uncategorized — amontrose2013 @ 5:12 pm

Last night on MTV’s new show Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life, a two-year documentary about pop artist Ke$ha’s life, the artist shocked the world when she drank her own pee! The Parent Television Council wasn’t too thrilled about this. PTC president Tim Winter posted a letter on a watchdog website insisting that members should lobby elected officials to pass a bill called the Cable Choice. This bill would allow television consumers the power to select the kinds of programing they want to watch and not the ones they are not interested, such as Ke$ha’s show. Ke$ha drank her urine because she wanted to get into shape for her next music video and she heard that drinking urine would help with her weight loss.

I think that Winter is reacting a little extreme with his reaction to Ke$ha drinking her own urine. The guy on the show “Man Vs. Wild” does it all the time but Winter doesn’t comment on that. He needs to relax the show is for entertainment and I think that world population has more sense that to go copy Ke$ha and drink their own urine. If Winter and people who have the same views on MTV programing then don’t watch the channel, it is simple as that. Any press is good press in the entertainment industry, so with this complaint they are only making Ke$ha look more like a bad ass to her fans and more popular.

 

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Cruel Intentions May 21, 2013

Filed under: Com 475,Uncategorized — amontrose2013 @ 9:40 pm

In 2003, a  beautiful 17-year-old, Sonali Mukherjee from India was top of her class and had aspirations to go to university and receive her PhD in Sociology but instant that was all taken away from her.

Mukherjee strived to do her best while in school because her parents struggled to get by to even have the basic things in life and she wanted to make something of herself so she can help provide for her family. She was President of the Student Union and captain of the National Cadet Corps, her future was promising until three male students from her school started to harass her. At first Mukherjee paid no attention to these boys which made them mad and sending her more threats. Then one hot summer day, Mukherjee was fast asleep on her roof the boys came by and poured acid on her face.  The boys were freed from jail only after two years.

7captureAll the goals and dreams Mukherjee had for herself vanished and her world became dark.  She is now trying to bring herself some justice by going on the popular gaming show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire India”. During the show she told the audience her story and went on to winning the $40,000 jackpot and was able to move to the capital, New Delhi to receive the best medical treatment. “When she came to us she had 98% burns. She had no ears, no eyes, no eyelids, no nose, no lips, no scalp and no chest,” said her doctor, BLK Hospital’s Sanjeev Bagai. Now the Indian government take acid attacks more seriously, stating that if anyone is caught under this charge they will be sentenced 10 years to life.

It was a great idea for Mukherjee to go on the show, that way people were forced to look at her ad not ignore the issue at hand. This probably helped with the new sentences about throwing acid on people. Mukherjee may have had other plans for her life but know she can go an advocate for victims like herself.

 

You’re Fired May 20, 2013

Filed under: Com 475,Uncategorized — amontrose2013 @ 9:59 pm

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Mountain Dew, a brand of Pepsi Co. has just terminated their relationship with rapper, Lil Wayne. This decision came to past when Lil Wayne used an civil rights icon name in an offensive lyric. The song titled Karate Chop by the artist Future, featured Lil Wayne where is lyric says “Beat that p—y up, like Emmett Till,”.

Just a reminder to those who don’t remember, back in 1955 Emmett Till was a 14-year-old, visiting Mississippi was murder for supposedly whistling at a white woman. He was beating so badly that he could only be identified by the monogram ring that belonged to his father.

According to CNN, a Mountain Dew’s spokesman said “”We do not plan any additional work with Lil Wayne moving forward. His offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon does not reflect the values of our brand.” Lil Wayne’s PR team also issued a statement saying that end the relationship with Mountain Dew was mutual over creative differences. The Till family have not commented on the issue but Rev. Al Sharpton wasn’t going to let this controversy die just yet. Sharpton, the Till family, and Mountain Dew people will be coming together for a meeting soon.

I was telling my roommate this story and we both found it interesting that Lil Wayne being of African American descendent to create a such offensive lyric about such a crucial time in black history. I think it was right for Mountain Dew to let go Lil Wayne as a representative because he was not carry out the values of the company. This report reminds of when the artist Rick Ross mentioned raping women in one of his lyrics and because of this lost a shoe endorsement deal. Companies are starting to pay close attention to their spokespeople/representative and once they make a false move that the company doesn’t agree with, they are “fired”. Companies have a reputation to protect and they don’t want to associated with bad press. I’m sure that Pepsi Co. will give it more thought this time when picking their next representative.

 

Hero Among Us! May 19, 2013

Filed under: Com 475,Uncategorized — amontrose2013 @ 9:31 pm

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Imagine if you lived your whole life battle different diseases and then facing the likely certainty of death. This is what Tennessee native Darian Craig has been through. When she was a baby she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, which is a cancerous tumor found in infants. She survived that even though she wasn’t giving a high chance to live but when she turned 14 she was in and out of the hospital fighting Behcet’s syndrome beat then and when she thought she couldn’t be diagnosed with anything less, at 19 she was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic syndrome which is a rare blood and bone failure disorder back in 2011.

Don’t worry all hope is not lost with help from the Delete Blood Center, she was able to find a perfect match in donor Evander Holyfield Jr, yes the son of the heavyweight boxing champion. With Holyfield Jr’s  donation of bone marrow, Craig can live a healthy life. Holyfield Jr was in the database because he was at a donor event and was trying to impress a girl, never thinking that he would actually turn out to be a match. They got to meet each other for the first time on May 1 at the annual gala event the Delete Blood Center throws ever year.

This is a very touching  story and shows that there are selfless people out there. This girl has truly over come some rough obstacles in her life and now she finally has the opportunity to live a normal life.  This story is great PR for the Delete Blood Center, showing that their services do come through for their patients and those who put themselves has a donor are truly going to follow through.

 

Have You Ever Wanted To Relive Prom Night?

Filed under: Com 475,Uncategorized — amontrose2013 @ 5:39 pm

In Birmingham, Alabama the class of 1963 came back to their high school to enjoy the prom they never had the chance to.  Back in 1963 racial tensions were at all time high and the city canceled senior proms for five of the city’s segregated high schools for black students.  Which caused many protest during this time when people from all over Alabama would come to Birmingham and protest against segregation from children ages six and up.

According to CNN, the city of Alabama put the prom on for the class of 1963 and decorated the high school like they were back in time during the 60’s. Playing music from artists such as Etta James and Aretha Franklin but not until they played today’s hit song “The Wobble” did everyone ended up on the dance floor. Those who were on the relived prom committee were excited to get the prom they never had and celebrate the what the civil rights movements laid out for African Americans.

This is a great moment in history for this class to be able to come back and get to have their prom. In the 1960s African Americans had to sacrifice a lot of things in their lives while fighting for their rights and for these students its almost like they have entered the winner’s circle of race and their prom was their reward. Putting this prom together is another way of celebrating civil rights and from a PR stance its good that the state of Alabama are trying to right a wrong from the past, publicly stating that what happened was wrong and there is no more room for segregation in the world today!

 

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Watch What You say May 17, 2013

Filed under: Com 475,Uncategorized — amontrose2013 @ 8:58 pm

Pat Robertson the founder of the Christian Network Show, “The 700 Club“, sent some not so Christian advice to a caller seeking help out their cheating spouse. The caller said that she was having trouble forgiving  her cheating husband and Robertson’s response goes a little like this,  ““secret” was to “stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you. Well, he’s a man. OK.””

According to CNN, Robertson then proceed to tell the audience that woman should focus on why she married her husband and if she is provided the needs of him and their children. He also states that men tend to wander and woman she make sure that the home is always wonderful and great and then they won’t wonder. The CBN spokesperson stated that this wasn’t Robertson’s intent and that they regret  the misunderstanding. Robertson has made many statements like this one in the pass on many different subjects ranging President Hugo Chavez and homosexuality.

I personally think that this statement wasn’t a mistake and this is how Robertson really thinks. He is an 83-year-old man and when he grew up, people I’m sure really thought like that. Since this is not his first time making outrageous comments I don’t believe his apology is truly sincere. I think the network should take Robertson off the air and put a fresh young face that is not going to make anymore mistakes. Everyone has to retire at some point of their lives and this is Robertson’s time.

 

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