July 07, 2005 12:00am
Oprah Unaware of Child Pornography
Source: Letters to the Editor
by: Joan Irvine
Yesterday the Oprah Show, she equated child pornography with adult pornography. I am trying to contact the correct people at Harpo Studios to inform them about the industry's effort to prevent CP and protect children. Does anyone have a contact?
ASACP has empirical evidence that CP websites are not part of the online adult entertainment industry - ASACP.org/press/pr062405.html
Please write to the Oprah folks by using this page: www2.oprah.com/email/email_landing.jhtml
Chris Gkikas from ATK Kingdom wrote on GFY - GoFuckYourself.com/showthread.php?p=7721845#post7721845
"Just when the adult industry is going through enough misfortune at the hands of our elected government over 2257, the fact that Oprah makes such a patently uninformed (and closed-minded) accusation about "pornographers" is just sickening. I'm glad to see that so many of you have taken the time to write Oprah expressing your (our) views on her horrible misrepresentation of this industry.
I just got off the phone with Grace from the ASACP, and they're currently in the process of contacting Oprah's producers to arrange some airtime for Joan to appear on the show and help put to rest the notion that the Legitimate adult industry is even remotely supportive of CP. As the front-line in the battle against sexual exploitation of children online, ASACP is in a prime position to publicly illustrate the fact that mainstream adult companies are in fact contributing considerable time and funds to combat this scourge.
Please continue to write to the Oprah folks by using this page: (Link: www2.oprah.com/email/email_landing.jhtml)www2.oprah.com/email/ email_landing.jhtml
With any luck, these emails might be enough to get Joan an opportunity to appear on the show. She is a tremendous representative for our industry and will do a great job on our behalf.
The time is Now to do your part in squelching this unfortunately far-reaching smear on legitimate adult companies all over the world. Because like it or not, Oprah's influence goes beyond our borders."
Thank you for your help,
Executive Director ASACP
Protecting Your Business by Protecting Children