Petition for THE PLAN

We, the undersigned, support THE PLAN.

THE PLAN strives to bring truth to all forms of journalism by calling on media outlets in all categories to be accountable for statements made by unverified sources. We also call on said media outlets to cease their payments for photos provided by paparazzi and by “fans” when said photo is taken of someone who is obviously not aware of or does not desire to be the focus of the photo.  By paying for these photos you have created a situation that is no longer safe for the celebrity, the paparazzi or the people who happen to be around at the time the photograph is being taken.   It is our belief that such photos are an invasion of privacy and the person or persons that are the subject of such photos should be protected by the law.  As a result, we will use all methods of communication available to effectively communicate how tabloid journalism lures in consumers with unverified, sensational and salacious headlines for money.  Additionally, we will work toward changing the laws as they now stand to protect the people affected by material reported by media outlets.

We wish to see the following changes in your policies

  1.  Your site must cease the practice of paying for photographs—whether they are taken by self-proclaimed journalists, paparazzi, or fans.
  2. Your site must cease to publish stories that have unsubstantiated claims and or unnamed sources.
  3. Your site must cease the practice of  printing stories that encourage anger and hate

Until such time as we see significant changes in your practices, we will cease to visit your site and will boycott products of all advertisers that sponsor your site.  

SIGN HERE

The results of this petition will be sent to / but will not necessarily be limited to the following gossip sites tabloid magazines, and gossip media outlets:

Access Hollywood
American Media
Beauty World News
Bollynewz
Celebitchy
Celebrity Dirty Laundry
Celebrity Gossip
Celebrity Teen Scoop
Celebrity-Babies.com
Celebslam
Cosmopolitan (blog)
Crazy Joys
Daily News & Analysis
Digital Spy
Dlisted
E! Online
Emirates 24/7
Enstarz
Entertainment Tonight
Entertainmentwise
Eonline
Examiner.com
FansShare
Fox News
Gather Celebs News Channel
Gawker
Gossip Cop
Gossip Criminal
GossipGirl
Hello Magazine
Hindustan Times
Hollywood Life
Hollywood TV
In Touch
India Today
International Business Times AU
Just Jared
Metro
MyDailyUK
National Enquirer
Now Magazine
OK Magazine
OMG at Yahoo
Opposing Views
People
Perez Hilton
Pink is the new Blog
Pop Sugar
Popcrunch
Radar Online
Splash News
Star Magazine
That Gossip Site
The Daily Express
The Daily Mail
The Daily Star
The Dirty
The Globe
The Hollywood Gossip
The Hot Hits
The Stir
The Sun
The Superficial
Time Warner
TMZ
Us Magazine
US Weekly
Wenner Publishing
Wetpaint
X17
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10 Responses

  1. Beautiful comment, Velma! I put it on werthplan.wordpress.com also! I hope that was OK!

  2. @Velma Jean Holmes__You know it’s sad, crazy, and just plain sick. But the truth of the matter is this: Even if that law passed,and they did tell the truth about the stories being fiction, tabloids would still sell. Those who support both Rob and Kristen (Seventy-five % ) know and tell each other on site that it’s lies. And yet the same ones are back day after day. Can you imagine what a few long released professional photos would add to such a plan. Hollywood Life has always been more a fanfic than a reporting magazine anyway. So your solution wouldn’t hurt them at all. As a matter of fact it would probabaly draw a whole pool of writers just like Justice for Kristen has but because tabloids are run by people like Bonnie Fuller the lies will be sharper, uglier. We’re not talking hearts and flowers here. And once freed from even the shadow of the outline of truth, things could get nasty. But they would be safe under that umbrella of “It’s only fiction.” She can’t print squat about me that isn’t truth, Rob and Kristen are entitled to the same rights and privileges that I enjoy. And I’m sorry maybe it’s unreasonable of me but I want payback and apologies both to Kristen and Rob and their whole reading public (which I am well aware
    won’t happen.) But if they are made to adhere strictly to truth there’ll be less of the dumb sh*t and she’ll have to hire better writers to compete.
    Now that I can live with, and nothing less.
    In your article I kept waiting for you to draw parallels between a true
    photojournalist and a paparazzi. Since you did not, madam may I be allowed that pleasure? Comparing a photojournalist to a paparazzi is like comparing the men who guard the president to paid hitmen. Photographic journalists works to peserve with honor and integrity. The Paparazzi cameraman just wants a quick payday. The rougher he can go in and get out the better. And he delights in drawing blood. Despite, or perhaps because of this lack of scruples they are in demand with every publication in America, right up to and sometimes including the news papaers. They put honest photojournalists out of work. Like scabs compared to union workers at a factory they’ll work for less and do anything, ANYTHING, to get the shot.

  3. You lost a Christopher Dark comment in reply to Velma Jean Holmes
    Ten Commandments comment

    • I haven’t lost it, I just hadn’t had time to approve it yet! Just saw it this morning and it is brilliant! I plan to also post it on wertheplan.wordpress.com
      Thanks!

      • Thank you veulentsavior. I thought it had been lost and I have this quirk
        I won’t write the same words twice. Life’s too short to spend any of it
        repeating yourself. So thanks again.

      • I spend a lot of time on YouTube. Last night I came across a video of
        Quinten Tarantino being videoed and harassed by a paparazzi as he came from buying coffee. One of the commenters below the video was
        patman0250. His opinion was he couldn’t see why Mr. Tarantino was so
        upset. Since he was famous he should be use to paparazzi taking his
        picture and videoing him.

        I responded by pointing out that to a famous person that was equal to
        telling them they should get use to body lice. They are no less intrusive and annoying. At least you can rid yourself of body lice but due to some
        unwritten law that is nevertheless understood by all; the famous are stuck with paparazzi. If I lived in California or New York I would picket
        the biggest places who use paparazzi with large posters depicting these unlovely, (let’s face it they’re down right ugly) creatures than live like tiny vampires on the body of us humans,when given the opportunity.

        We at least can get rid of these pesky creatures easily enough should we ever come into contact with them, But the famous are stuck with their human counterpart, real andl live and in their presence 24/7.
        So yeah, big Big posters of body lice are so appropriate as an example of the paparazzi’s intrusive, under the skin irritation to celebritys.
        A photojournalist can survivre anywhere there’s a story. But the
        paparazzi vampires feed off the life of the rich and famous everywhere.

        Show the world how ‘You’ see the paparazzi problem. It’ll probably do more good than a thousand petitions and if we’re lucky end up on the evening news. Things on the evening news get people’s attention. If there really is an outdoor theatre like the one depicted in the movie Valentine’s Day buy an evening there, run video of paparazzi abuses and the harassment of the famous. Isn’t there technology now
        that interferes with cameras? If so every celebrity home should have one. They may take their pictures but no where does it say they have to be good, that I know of. They’re really not that good anyway.

  4. My theory is that reality TV had changed the expectations of the audience. Since reality stars are famous for letting us in their personal lives (and nothing more) some gullible people think that everyone on the screen owes them the same amount of access to their lives. Some people can’t separate the two types of celebrities and we end up in this mess. Just a theory of course.

    • That is a very apt observation. What is ridiculous about the whole reality TV thing is that it is not reality at all. Rather it is farce. And gullible people have as you say reconditioned themselves to believe that they have a “right” to see celebrities in all their personal moments.
      And don’t surprised by the close connection between “reality” television, tabloids, and the paparazzi. It all part of the same game.

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