Monday, November 24, 2008
RoadRunner Records -- Shame On You
Recently, Amanda Palmer released the video for her song Leeds United. However, RoadRunner Records requested that she recut the video to include less shots of her 'belly.'
Now, looking at the shot above, that had no retouching done to it, I think Amanda looks fucking amazing. She looks like a woman should. Apparently RoadRunner believes she's far too fat to be showing off her stomach.
However RoadRunner Records has no problems showing promo shots of Nightwish on their site with Tuomas Holopainen showing off his belly. Tuomas isn't fat by any means, either, but I'd say his belly is around the same size as Amanda's. But because he's a metal head and a male, he could splay himself naked and RoadRunner would have no problems. But amanda dares to show off her stomach and they throw a bitch fit.
This needs to be dealt with immediately. Here is RoadRunner's contact information. PLEASE Email them a photo of your stomach, with whatever you'd like written on, or bare, and let them know that Bellies of ALL Shapes and sizes are appreciated and loved!
ROADRUNNER RECORDS INFORMATION
902 Broadway, 8th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
KEY PEOPLE TO NAME-DROP:
Managing Director: Cees Wessels
President: Jonas Nachsin
SVP Marketing: Madelyn Scarpulla
EMAIL ADDRESSES TO SEND YOUR BELLY PHOTOS TO:
General Stuff email@example.com <<
Website Inqueries firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity Inqueries email@example.com <<
Retail Inqueries firstname.lastname@example.org
FILM AND TV MUSIC
Joan Bolvin email@example.com <<
PLEASE, SEND SOMETHING!!!!
Update: A member of The Shadowbox has put together this wonderful little letter detailing everything. Please read and send something along to RoadRunner or to Jordan!
Amanda Palmer, of the Dresden Dolls, has recently gone solo. The record company she is signed to, Roadrunner Records, has given her hell over finances, record sales, and now this...
Amanda has recently released her new music video for the song "Leeds United".
Roadrunner Records responded by telling her to she was fat, and to recut the video to show less of her belly.
Amanda blogged about it here:
Since the release, Amanda Palmer fans have been posting tons of responses in the online Dresden Dolls/Amanda Palmer forum here:
They have begun posting pictures of their bellies in protest and support of Amanda, and sending their pictures to the email address of Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make a collection to print and send to the Roadrunner Records HQ, and so far over 100 photos have been collected.
This isn't just about Amanda Palmer's belly. This is about all the bellies of the world: Big, small, hairy, stretch-marked, scarred, pregnant, every single belly. The aim is to reclaim the belly; To promote a healthy body image for everyone (not even just females) and to bring an end, or at least a tapering, to the "barbie dolling" of images that record companies and the media as a whole do to artists.
So JOIN THE REBELLYON. Take a picture of your beautiful belly, send it to Jordan (email@example.com), make it your default myspace/facebook picture, do anything to promote the cause. Help spread a healthy body image for everyone. Just do it.
And flip through this thread to see some more bellies. It's worth it.