As a advocates of Michael Jackson across the world, the MJGlobal family working in concert with one another addressed a vimeo video that was a puppetlike parody of Michael’s life and death on September 13, 2011. The tone of the video is sarcastic, demeaning and the purpose behind it highly immoral. At the end of this parody ran an advertisement for Billboard Magazine, it’s logo brazenly plastered across the screen. Michael Jackson Estate was notified through their MJOnlineTeam which is the established protocol for such issues.
The MJGlobal family contacted Billboard en masse and their immediate response from was encouraging because within the hour the vimeo video was shut down and Billboard tweeted –
No sooner had we breathed a sigh of relief that Billboard had taken appropriate steps to eliminate this abhorrent advertising ploy, did it resurface on YouTube and Facebook. It would appear that Billboard could simply contact Gregory Jeandot the owner of MarketingZ and request removal of the video, however, it may not be that simple. We and many other’s in the MJGlobal family began tweeting our concerns to Billboard again and we received a tweet directly:
We appreciate the efforts of Billboard, but while we are waiting for them to legally address the situation, MJJJP has made a formal complaint on Youtube and we would like you all to follow suit. Youtube only removes videos after they received a large amount of complaints. To address Youtube with a complaint is NO easy task..because truth be told …they don’t want to process complaints. First create a Youtube account which takes about five minutes, then follow the steps.
Here is the step by step: click link Safety_Help
When you see the screen below: Select Option- Hate Speech and Push “Continue”
When you see the next screen below : Select- YES, then Push “Continue”
When you see the next screen below: Select – “The user is using hate speech against a protected group” then Push “Continue”
ISSUE: Select “MarketingZvideo is using hate speech against a protected group” and Select “Race or ethnic origin” PUSH “Continue”
Videos & Comments : Select- “Videos” PUSH “Continue”
A new screen will pop up that has the Videos from the user MarketingZ .. use the Blue scroll bar knob on the right, scroll down until you see the “Billboard – Michael Jackson”
Click the box – and PUSH “Continue”
Block User: Check box to block MarketingZ and PUSH “Continue”
Comfirm: See below for example of what to write in the “Additional Notes” then PUSH “Continue”
To make a video that satirizes the death of black man, Michael Jackson, and puns the skin condition of his vitiligo is outrageously racist. Using this racist video as a marketing ploy is an added repugnentcy. Click “Continue”
You can make the complaint as many times as you wish by going through all the steps again. If you do try to work in the facts – Billboard has publicly decried this video as NOT representing them in any capacity & MJ’s Estate has copyright over all his music and images as well. Pls remove this offensive video.
God Bless All the dedicated warriors who have Youtube accounts and can address this issue with the love held in your hearts for our beloved brother- Michael.
FLAGGING may also be effective if we all use the same reason
Click this –> Billboard- Michael Jackson video,
Press the Flag Icon – Select – SPAM
You can choose any one of the options in the drop down box, as they all apply-
But FRAUD may be the best choice.
Misleading Text –
Misleading Thumbnail –
If we all select the same reason, maybe Youtube will sit up and take notice.
Again, much love and admiration to all that can participate.
MJJJP- “Indifference is not an option, when you are dealing with evil” Rebiya Kadeer