Skip to comments.Pinterest and The Knot Pledge to Stop Promoting Plantation Weddings
Posted on 12/07/2019 12:52:55 PM PST by Drew68
Five major websites often used for wedding planning have pledged to cut back on promoting and romanticizing weddings at former slave plantations.
Pinterest, The Knot Worldwide which owns The Knot and WeddingWire and Brides announced Wednesday that they would make a variety of changes, including removing all references to plantations on their sites and prohibiting adjectives like charming to describe venues where many Americans ancestors were once enslaved, tortured and raped. And on Thursday, Zola said it would remove plantations from its venue listings.
The developments, a number of which were reported by BuzzFeed News, came in response to a targeted campaign by Color of Change, a racial justice organization. Rashad Robinson, the groups president, said his team had submitted emails in October requesting a dialogue with five companies.
You have a multi-multimillion-dollar industry that makes money off of glorifying sites of human rights atrocities, he said in an interview on Wednesday. For us, thats outrageous.
The shift comes amid a public reckoning around the role that government, art, the news media, museums and schools should play in recognizing the lingering effects of slavery in the United States.
The New York Times Weddings section is among the entities grappling with that responsibility. LeAnn Wilcox, the senior editor in charge of The Timess wedding coverage, said she had decided a few months ago to exclude couples who were being married on plantations from wedding announcements and other wedding coverage.
It seems so incongruous to feature a celebration, a party, an event meant to inspire a joyous future on the very grounds of such horrendous despair and brutality, she said.
These developments have, of course, met resistance. Namely from the people who run the plantations, like Willie McRae, the owner of Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens...
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the world is becoming overrun by bed wetting pissants
Childless women of childbearing age who should be at home yelling at their toddlers are now working in HR departments were they get to yell at adults they treat as toddlers.
The Coliseum in Rome saw people being deliberately killed for sport or fed to lions (and it wasn't just Christians being sacrificed).
How about Mayan ruins that were used for human sacrifice?
Where does this crap end?
When people stop giving in to these childish demands.
A blunt, vulgar, terse "F**K OFF!" can go a long ways.
I think this started with wedding parties posting pictures of themselves clowning in and around slave cabins on some of these plantations such as Boone Hall. That is not too sensitive.
Utter garbage - when will this SJW organization insist that the state of Rhode Island change its name to eliminate the plantation reference in the official name?
What about Rhodes scholar created by an Englishman who spent time in Africa and wanted to ensure that bright white men and women would not become African savages?
What about Aunt Rhody, who must have been told by now?
Gentlemen, if your fiancée subscribes to this - call off the wedding and run before she lays claim to half your stuff.
Consider it like a warning label: Don't ingest gasoline, don't stick your hands under a running lawnmower, don't use this appliance in the tub, and certainly don't marry this crazy broad.
you mean ? andy rooney !!
Bake the cake, run the ad, or enrich the lawyers and sue the magazine out of existence.
If this idea is extended to include every place where unpleasant things have happened there will be NO place acceptable for anything. How about the castles and mansions of Europe and elsewhere, plus innumerable ME sites, and the horrendous things that have happened there that makes them “unfit” to visit. Isn’t “living in the past” a form of mental illness?
Have they banned Gone with the Wind yet? The book? The gorgeous movie based on it? Hattie McDaniel played a slave and got an Academy Award for it....will they ban her too?
How about cruises up the Mississippi to see the gorgeous plantations north of New Orleans?
How about banning New Orleans too? Maybe they should ban all the states that fought for the South in the Civil war?
And those of us whose ancestors lived in those states at the time of the war? And fought for the South........are our marriages annulled?
Oh, gosh, I think this is a marvelous decision. Now everything will be better.
Say NO to cotton underwear!
Well you know, barn weddings are a big thing.
Barns are places where animals are imprisoned, tortured and killed to satisfy the appitites of their masters.
So seriously, holding weddings in these prisons...???
Hey loonie libs...
No more sugar, pineapple, bananas, rubber, tea, coffee, silk, or hemp for you.
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