WHY IS KRIV FOX26 PROMOTING
AN INDUSTRY KNOWN FOR PROSTITUTION AND TRAFFICKING IN OUR CITY?
FACT: There is a clear link between pornography, strip clubs, and sex trafficking.
FACT: In the past, KRIV FOX26 News has been a valuable partner in raising awareness of the connection between strip clubs and sex trafficking.
FACT: Last week, KRIV FOX26 News recklessly and irresponsibly promoted a "drive-through strip club" at one of Houston's most harmful strip clubs which is owned by a former mob boss. The report neglected to discuss the connection between strip clubs and trafficking. The report - broadcast to approximately 40,000 homes in Houston - included sexually explicit footage of the women dancing and people throwing money at them from cars.
"I put the dog out, I come back in and I see this on my TV. I'm hoping my daughter didn't see it before I turned it off. Later that night she asked 'Mommy, why are those ladies dancing in their underwear on TV like that?"
- An LPNP Defender after accidentally
viewing this recent story
HOUSTON DESERVES BETTER
In light of this report, we demand:
1) An on-air retraction
2) An on-air apology
3) A reiteration of the connection between human trafficking & strip clubs in Houston
Join us as we hold the media and our city to higher standards.
We refuse to promote businesses that exploit their workers.
Fill out the form below to let FOX26 know their recent report is unacceptable. For ease, you can copy + paste one of our messages below. Your message will be sent directly to FOX26. Together we can build a safer and better Houston.
Dear KRIV FOX26,
Last week's promotion of the drive through strip club at VIVID Gentleman's Club was unacceptable for many reasons. The feature made light of a prominent issue in our city by broadcasting a virtual strip club tour to approximately 40,000 homes in our city, essentially promoting an outlet of an industry notorious for exploitation, prostitution, and human trafficking. In light of this report, I demand: 1) An on-air retraction, 2) An on-air apology, and 3) A reiteration of the connection between human trafficking & strip clubs in Houston. In the past, you have done a great job of reporting against this problem in our city. I hope that you correct this serious misstep or I won't continue watching KRIV Fox26.
Dear KRIV FOX26,
In light of last week's promotion of the drive through strip club at VIVID Gentleman's Club, I demand: 1) An on-air retraction, 2) An on-air apology, and 3) A reiteration of the connection between human trafficking & strip clubs in Houston. In the past, you have done a great job of reporting against this problem in our city. However, this broadcast made light of a serious issue in Houston (rampant prostitution, human trafficking and the exploitation of women) and broadcasted a virtual strip club to 40,000 homes in our city. Our city, and the women you re-exploited, deserve better. It is the responsibility of the media to inform and the responsibility of the viewer to hold them accountable. I will be watching for a retraction, apology & reiteration of the terrible connection between trafficking & strip clubs or I will be watching a different channel going forward.
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