Skip to comments.Mother of girl featured in shocking anti-abortion billboard is outraged by ad: 'I want an apology'
Posted on 02/25/2011 5:59:27 AM PST by thefactor
A controversial billboard in SoHo equating abortion among black women with genocide was yanked Thursday night.
Bowing to heavy pressure, Lamar Advertising Co. agreed to pull the ad above Sixth Ave. and Watts St., which featured a picture of a young black girl below the message, "The most dangerous place for African Americans is in the womb."
The shocking billboard blind-sided New Jersey mom Tricia Fraser, who was furious that her 6-year-old daughter, Anissa, was featured in the anti-abortion group Life Always's ad.
"I want an apology," Fraser, 36, told the Daily News. "I'm happy that it's [being taken down], but at the same time I'm concerned that they can use that image again."
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Of course she shouldn't get an apology. This just further illustrates that people are focusing on the wrong issues here. Boggles the mind.
Some interesting comments under the story at the link.
New info regarding the story you posted on yesterday. Get a load of this.
Do I dare ask:
What does the girl’s FATHER think about it?
"Oh, a wise guy, huh?"
Truth hurts don’t it babe!
If anybody plastered my kid's face on billboards all over town without my permission, there'd be Hell to pay.
Hey Tricia, how's it feel to 'want'?
Then the billboard people look through the stock photos and buy the rights to use the photo for the billboard.
The mom was compensated when the photos were taken and may have gotten some more money when someone bought the rights to her daughter's image.
The mother signed away all rights to the photos the day they were taken. She sold her daughter's image.
See my #11.
OK ... It’s right there in the bloody article.
DUH!!!! (Smacks forehead)
I guess there are a few lessons in there ...
Once you sign over the rights, tough noogies. The image was probably from a stock photography site.
Truth is over rated, so tear it down.
She knew the photos could be used as stock images, but never imagined her daughter might become the face of an anti-abortion campaign centered around African Americans. (emphasis mine)
Please go to the link and read the article. It’s a legit paper, not a blog.
Go to istock.com or bigstock.com, any of the microstock agencies, and look for "children". My husband and I upload to istock, and any time we have a picture of a person that is in any way identifiable, even if shot from the back so that the person's face isn't shown at all, we have to upload a signed model release with the image. If the person is a minor, the parent has to sign the model release.
Bottom line, when you sign a model release, the photographer owns the rights to that image, and can sell it. It can show up anywhere.
The problem with these images is you don't know where they will show up. We've sold several hundred of one image, and only because of the fact that the purchaser wanted to credit the image in a magazine, did we learn it was going to be the cover. We've discovered others by accident, but most to the time we never know.
Go to the link. It’s all there.
Sorry, I type slooooooooow.
As much as I agree with the premise of the poster, I agree with you that the use of the child's image without permission was a huge no-no. We can't pick and choose when the laws should be enforced. We are a nation of laws and must apply them evenly - regardless of how we feel about the underlying issues.
She could no more understand this concept than she could understand the general theory of relativity. The only thing she understood was the money.
The article says the mom took her daughters to a modeling agency and was aware that their pictures could be used as stock images.
Now she’s mad that her daughter’s picture was used as a stock image.
It almost always pays to read the whole article before ........
According to the linked article, that is in fact the case. She sold the images for use in “stock” images. She does not have control on the use of that image.
Some years ago, the image of a young New York man showed up on billboards throughout the subway promoting HIV testing. Said man was embarrased when recognized but that’s the way it goes when you sell for stock.
If the mother legally signed away the rights to her daughter’s image, and the image was used legally, then perhaps she should be on the receiving end of a lawsuit.
A few thoughts:
The comment by the liberal calling himself RenHoek is exactly what political discourse is supposed to be about.
The hysteria here is interesting. To those criticizing this in the article, this is not in bad taste or even merely racist, it’s an atrocity and dangerous.
Another interesting aspect is that I’m not aware of any article about this mentioning the reason for the ad’s tagline: It’s the truth. Abortion kills more black people than the next 7 causes of death combined. It’s killed approximately 7 times as many as were killed by the slave trade. But Reverend Al says don’t talk about it during Black History Month, so...
I have three questions for the moron quoted in the article who is a professor of social work:
1. If you (absurdly) think this billboard is dangerous because of the message it sends to African-American children, how do you think kids feel when they realize their entire country has decided they are disposable?
2. Do you think drunk driving ads imply that every person who drives is a drunk driver? Do you believe the illustrated warning on the side of 5 gallon plastic buckets warning parents not to let their child play around it (because they could fall in and drown) send the message to children that Mommy wants to drown them in a bucket?
3. You refer to neighborhood children as “little people of color.” Yet, wouldn’t you be offended if a white person poined at a group of black children and described them as colored people?
In the leftist mindset millions of black children killed is perfectly fine (just so long as they don't have to eat ramen noodles), but one picture on a politically discomforting billboard is an atrocity. What a screwed up value system.
"If a little person of color walks buy and sees this, what message does that give about his or her mother, about other black people and their worth?" Merritt said. "This is dangerous."
A better question would be "What does the existence of Margret Sanger's followers at Planned Infanticide have to say about their opinion on the worth of black people?" If anything this picture says to the mother "Good job for having your child rather than killing her."
Dude, what do yo think a stock photo is?
What do you think a stock photo is?
She’s just seeing more dollar signs.
Imagine if that image were for a pro-Planned Parenthood campaign, suggesting we don’t need any more of “them.” I saw a young woman whom I know post a message to that effect as her response to those wretched Republicans trying to withhold PP funding!
As it is, the sponsoring group has gotten FAR more ink than had those who oppose it just shut up. Things have a way of working out.
I can only shake my head at the sight of someone aiding the genocide of her own race.
Others have said this already. But it bears repeating.
The truth hurts.
Killing millions of Black babies is “ok” in the leftist mind, but reminding people of it is an “atrocity.” What screwed-up value systems liberals have.
the factor knows what he’s talking about. That’s how it works.
This woman wants a cash settlement from someone, anyone.
After all, she’s outraged!
The bottom line is this: these people do not see abortion as anything more than another form of birth control. It's even easier than going to buy a condom!
They don't see it as 'death' so they are unable to equate it with gun violence or dying as a result of drunk driving.
A few trips to the Maury Povich show should clear that up.
Picture it, Manhattan, 1986. I’m sitting in a waiting room at a modeling agency, because so many people have said I should be there. Grim young moms and other perfect children are all around. My mom has already made up her supermind about it, but agreed to come, to oblige a friend who is certain I’m the next Brooke Shields. Mommy: You don’t need the money, the attention, or the consequences. Why jump on the meat wagon?
But I insisted. Then she read the contract, and my career was nipped in the bud.
Well, if this is the case, then tough crap for the mommy and the daughter....it just goes to show you need to actually read what you sign...
oh no it does not!!! I have been proudly commenting without reading the entire article for over 6 years now... :)
I would “Like” your comment if there was a “Like” button on FR!
Is this the Emmanual Lewis test?
An apology! An apology for saying that the life of a child such as hers should be spared! I mean the very gall of these people. The mother of this child is just as sickening as Al and his ilk. I refuse to call him Rev. Al by the way because he doesn't deserve that title!
What the hell is wrong with this world?! I can barely tolerate living in it anymore! If it weren't for all of the awesome people on these threads and this site in general, I would say that there isn't much hope for it really. However, people like you and many others on here do give me some hope that we can turn it all around someday!