Tell ESPN: Stick to sports, not nude images

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Tell ESPN: Stick to sports, not nude images

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Tell ESPN: Stick to sports, not nude images

ESPN executives recently bid adieu to their standard of not sharing nude images on their online homepage. On July 5th, boxer Conor McGregor was featured on ESPN’s homepage in a completely nude photo.

Facing criticism, the executives are standing by their decision to feature the nude photograph. ESPN Public Editor Jim Brady wrote in an op-ed, “standards are shifting and the network is trying to shift with them.” He continued, “The explosion of the Internet and social media has obliterated the barriers that once largely kept profanity and nudity away from the general consumer.”

Help us tell ESPN’s executives that they should maintain necessary barriers between their unsuspecting readers—many of whom are children and young adults—and inappropriate nudity.

According to ESPN Public Editor Jim Brady, “ESPN’s digital platforms reached 79.1 million people in the U.S. in July, making it the 32nd-largest digital property in the U.S. and the most-trafficked digital sports property in the country.” The decision to feature nude photography on ESPN’s homepage has far-reaching consequences for the American public.

Many viewers, especially young people, are introduced to dangerous pornography addictions through softcore nude images. According to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, “porn is addictive, and encourages unhealthy and degrading attitudes towards women, sex, and love in those who use it. “

ESPN has asked for public comment on their decision. It is vital that we speak out in opposition to this dangerous decision.

When you sign this petition, your note will be sent directly to ESPN’s Public Editor. Please help us tell ESPN that your standards have not “shifted,” and you still believe that childrenand all individualsshould be protected from obscene images.

Common decency should be maintained at ESPN.

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Further Resources: 

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/you-can-count-on-seeing-more-not-less....

http://endsexualexploitation.org/responses/

http://www.espn.com/blog/ombudsman/post/_/id/723/espn-loosens-standards-...

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Stick to sports, not nude images

Dear Public Editor Jim Brady and ESPN Executives,

I am concerned by your recent decision to prominently feature a nude photograph on your website. On July 5th, Conor McGregor was featured on your homepage in a completely nude photo.

I am writing to ask that you maintain necessary barriers between your unsuspecting readersmany of whom are children and young adultsand inappropriate nudity.

Many individuals, especially young people, are introduced to dangerous pornography addictions through softcore nude images. According to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, “porn is addictive, and encourages unhealthy and degrading attitudes towards women, sex, and love in those who use it.”

We believe that obscene images should never be featured in ESPN content, but it is especially critical that these images are not featured on your public homepage, where many people will view them unwittingly.

You claim that you took an informal poll that proves “standards are shifting.” I would like to add my voice to this poll. My standards have not shifted, and I still believe that childrenand all individualsshould be protected from obscene images.

Please maintain common decency at ESPN and return to your standard of not featuring nude images.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Tell ESPN: Stick to sports, not nude images

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