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New Petition Demands Fashion Industry To Stop Hiring "Alleged Sex Offender" Terry Richardson!

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Terry Richardson's questionable behavior has angered some enough to start a petition against him!

There’s no doubt celebrity photographer Terry Richardson is a fave amongst stars. However, he’s also an alleged sex offender!

And after the internet was flooded with scantily clad photos of Miley Cyrus this month, Alice Ehrenfried from Southampton, UK finally had enough.

She launched a Change.org petition titled: Vogue, H&M, Mango, Supreme, & all other brands: Stop using alleged sex offender Terry Richardson as your photographer.

Alice pleads:

"Stop using alleged sex offender Terry Richardson as your photographer. By continuing to employ him for editorial fashion shoots, or to run advertising campaigns shot by him is to CONDONE his behaviour."

She cites his pornographic images, inappropriate behavior, and countless examples of both to support her case. So far, Alice has racked up over 3,000 supporters. She needs 60,000 total signatures for the petition to go through.

You can read her entire manifesto (below):

Vogue, H&M, Mango, Supreme, & all other brands: Stop using alleged sex offender Terry Richardson as your photographer.

More awareness needs to be brought to light that Terry Richardson is negatively influencing media with his supposed exploit & abuse of certain models, mainstream degrading pornographic imagery, and inappropriate and unproffessional behavior. His contribution to society has a bad impact as he is being exposed to the masses with the impression of being well received while there are potentially unethical practices not being shown. Allegations and complaints have been publicised from the likes of Coco Rocha, Jamie Peck and Danish Supermodel Rie Rasmussen against Richardson.

WHY if we are aware of these allegations are big companies STILL using Terry Richardson as a photographer and still giving him positive press if he is an ALLEDGED sex offender? These allegations need to be looked at more closely and the appropriate justice recieved. They should not be ignored. By continuing to employ him for editorial fashion shoots, or to run advertising campaigns shot by him is to CONDONE his behaviour. Is this a replay of the Jimmy Savile case where we only take action once the offender has deceased? Action needs to be TAKEN NOW. Surely big companies don't want to associate themselves with the accused? In many of his images, Richardson has an amateur style of photography including girls made to look underage, hurt and exploited. We need to raise awareness and encorage these models to come forward. If these allegations are proven be to true, justice needs to be brought about.

Terry Richardson has produced countless pornographic photographs however two that particuarly stand out are one of a woman in a trash can giving Richardson a sexual favour as if to suggest she is 'garbage' and a picture of a woman giving Richardson a sexual favour with the word 'SLUT' writen on her forehead. Why are the big brands we buy from assosiating themselves with this kind of imagery?

Danish supermodel Rie Rasmussen confronted Richardson in Paris, and said he abuses his position of power within the industry to sexually harass young women with impunity. "They are too afraid to say no because their agency booked them on the job and are too young to stand up for themselves," said Rasmussen. "I told him, 'What you do is completely degrading to women. I hope you know you only f*** girls because you have a camera, lots of fashion contacts and get your pictures in Vogue.'"

A sometime model named Jamie Peck wrote of an experience she had on a shoot with Richardson six years ago. When she said she wanted to keep her underwear on because she was menstruating, Peck says Richardson asked her to take out her tampon so he could play with it, and make "tampon tea." He insisted on being called "Uncle Terry," and during their shoot, Richardson unexpectedly stripped naked.

"Before I could say 'whoa, whoa, whoa!' dude was wearing only his tattoos and waggling the biggest dick I'd ever seen dangerously close to my unclothed person (granted, I hadn't seen very many yet)." In Peck's words, Richardson eventually "maneuvered" her over to a couch in his studio, where he "strongly suggested I touch his terrifying penis." When he ejaculated, one of his assistants gave Peck a towel.

One fashion insider says agencies "know full well Richardson's predatory behavior," but that he "is tolerated because the industry folk are just sheep. There are only a handful of photographers who have the power, a handful of editors who have the power, and a handful of clients who have the power. Everyone else just follows this small group of people."

This expolation is NOT RIGHT and shouldn't be considered a normal part of society.


Quotes from Terry:

"A lot of it starts with me saying to a girl, 'Do you want to do nudes?' And they’re like, 'I don’t want to be naked,'" said Mr. Richardson. "So I say, 'I’ll be naked and you take the pictures. You can have the camera. You can have the phallus.'" Everyone, including the assistants, was always armed with a camera. 'It’s about creating a vibe, getting people relaxed and excited. When that happens, you can do anything.'

This man creates degrading and explicit PORN yet he is still cashing in. He made over 60million dollars last year.

'Richardson is the Jimmy Savile of the photography world- everyone knows, nobody talks'

A final note- anyone with first hand, personal experiences with Richardson, please do not hesitate to send me a message via this petition. Your experiences will remain 100% CONFIDENTIAL.


You can also view the full petition HERE.

[Image via Terry Richardson.]

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8 comments to “New Petition Demands Fashion Industry To Stop Hiring "Alleged Sex Offender" Terry Richardson!”

  1. Lil Birdie says – reply to this


    I don't like this guy in the slightest, cant stand his photography content and don't like the stories being told. It is becoming increasingly clear that the media loves and profits from controversy whether or not it is healthy or morally correct. Look at Rolling Stone putting a photo of a terrorist/killer on its cover. DISGUSTING. Terry Richardson might be next to be the cover of Rolling Stone. Wouldn't doubt if they dangle his supposed large appendage just to get attention. They have sunk that low. The recent cover of Molly Ratchet was the ugliest photo of a woman they could possibly put out. She looked dead. It is a sad thing that society today needs "shock" to be entertained. True and real talent is becoming a thing of the past when "shock entertainment" takes over. I stand to salute the Editor of Vogue and others who refuse to take part. I am a simple person who doesn't like violence as entertainment and never pay to see it. I change the channel when it is on TV and refuse to support it in any way. I do the same with this Richardson guy and his ugly pornography. It turns me off.

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    now this is a petition i can get behind. i will never understand why hollywood loves him so much. he's easily the most overrated photographer on the planet.

  3. liz says – reply to this


    his photos are subpar at best and he does not do anything groundbreaking or interesting with his work. Add to that the fact that he's pressured numerous young models to do things they didn't want to do, and it's clear this man has GOT TO GO. He's disgusting.

  4. Samthejamrambam says – reply to this


    how older women of western society became "good looking". By bullying men. "oh my god he's 80 and dating a 50 year old. Gross, Oh my god he's 60 and dating a 40 year old. Oh my god he's 46 and dating a 27 year old. Oh my god.. he's 35 and dating a 22 year old.. oh my god…gross ". ….."ok. we'll make that perverted, culturally. just shut up". "thank you. Hmm. OH MY GOD. This should NOT apply to us. call us cougars.. ok?"… "Ok old women. jeeese. have your little label. just shut up"…. "thank you. but i cant shut up. its not my nature. I need something to gripe about. WAAAAAAAAA TERRY TOOK PICTURES OF YOUNG WOMEN. no more taking pictures of young women. OR ELSE!!! us old women are going to be the BEAUTY even if we have to SLANDER You. ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME"

  5. thetruthhurts says – reply to this


    Dude is a major fucking sleazyball but because he is supposedly artistic he gets away with his behaviour…and his new muze,Miley Cyrus….

    Suprise suprise. Sorry but people in the fashion industry do not give a fuck. And apparently people in the music industry are starting to stop giving a fuck either.

    He will keep ”guiding girl of around 14 to 16 to the path of sexual enlightenment”….because it is all fun and chilled out and the fashion and music industry dummies will rave about ”Uncle” Terry. That is until they have a 14 year daughter,niece or sister that also wants to model and now has a shoot planned with said uncle. Hypocracy of these people if beyond believe.

    But that how it goes,everybody forgave Polanski pretty quickly as well (including his victim to be fair). The same goes for Terry. But he will go out of fashion sometimes (not a lot of lasting talent like Polanski) and that might be the undoing of him,perhaps,eventually.

  6. cass says – reply to this


    Re: Samthejamrambam – you are a fucking dumbass! hahhaha. a complete idiot! i can assume by your comment that you have hatred toward women… this must mean you live in some ass-backwards country ruled by a bunch of poo-flinging savages, with a society that allows men to set fire to a woman that doesn't "obey" him.

  7. Taylor Bell says – reply to this


    EXPOSED! Miley Cyrus-Justin Bieber will play sex offenders in this book to movie production:

  8. Taylor bell says – reply to this


    Re: liz – EXPOSED! Miley Cyrus-Justin Bieber will play sex offenders in this book to movie production: