When actress Alyssa Milano‘s account tweeted out yesterday that “My sex tape was leaked. Not sure what to say. Going to post the link myself to try to control the situation” many viewers might have thought the star of “Mistresses” had gotten caught up in a tawdry online scandal.
According to Mother Jones website they clearly state: Alyssa Milano Weighs In on Her “Sex Tape” About the Bloodshed in Syria … Early Wednesday Sept 4th morning, Funny or Die—Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s comedy website—posted a “leaked!” sex Going to post the link myself to try to control the situation “Funny or Die’s Nick Corirossi,
Alyssa Milano’s states her admission in an interview with Mother Jones.com: “I think it was a really fun way to get people to realize that there are important issues our country is dealing with right now,” “If people end up learning something about the crisis in Syria that’s a good thing—even if I had to do a sex tape to lure them in.”
Okay just stay with me and you may be saying – well not a big deal – but it is
from children’s online safety and protection side and rights it is a big deal………just catch the UNICEF and the United Nations mandate of online children protection and safety – her video is going against what UNICEF and UNITED NATIONS speak about and she is a UNICEF Ambassador –
there is a ethics & integrity point of view I am making – if people ignore this issue – it is serious otherwise organizations like UNICEF have double standards =if a video like this is allowed to be promoted.
Alyssa Milano has even tweeted to ‘promote’ her sex tape.
one of the writers and directors of the “sex tape,” is keeping up a similar act. “I was the tape’s finder,” Corirossi says. “Funny or Die every once in a while tries to purchase sex tapes…[but] this time it was more boring than ever. It was all about all this Syrian stuff. It’s the most boring sex tape debacle I’ve ever been involved in.” (Corirossi did say that he does not believe the video takes a political position of intervention, but does serve as “an update” on Syria news.)
Milano has dabbled in political fare before. Since 2003, she has been (along with a bunch of other celebs) a UNICEF ambassador, and has traveled with the UN program to Kosovo, India, and Angola. She’s voiced her support for same-sex marriage. And she starred in a 2010 Funny or Die video (Ron Livingston, Gillian Jacobs, and many more) urging Americans to vote. Funny or Die posts a lot of political satire and content—and has done fake celebrity sex tapes before, as well”
My point I am making is about ethical vs unethical standards individuals and organization can do sometimes, for the sake of “children”, clearly a double standard, as Milano who is a children ambassador with UNICEF, I believe the video may have also violated the “soul of every innocent child, girl and boy globally” and this includes innocent women who are at risk in many developing countries and developed countries, and I am talking on “children online safety and protection” when it comes to the digital landscape and Internet safety- could she have crossed this line, if she is working with UNICEF? We all know that cyber criminal activities is taking place in the cyber world, this includes those – who exploit innocent children, girls and boys and innocent women at risk in many part of the countries and cyber criminals who run their business, we know many pedophiles, human trafficking and individuals who are into pornography looking for innocent victims over the Internet …….and many lurk around over many of the social networking sites ……. taking advantage of innocent children , young girls and boys. My point is the video was created in a negative way ……if this was Milano’s way of bringing awareness to what is taking place in Syria and if this video was leaked or done in a malicious way to promote to raise money for “#childrenofsyria” I am concerned and as an individual who believes in making sure we as women must think of all children’s safety and thier protection look at the “human cost ” Milano has self serving agendas in my opinion.
UNICEF takes a position about the “protection of children” in this case why avoid sex video very much like “porn” and if the ambassador representing children with UNICEF “online protection for children ” and the video clearly in my opinion crosses a line when it comes to “the safety & protection of children in the digital age” what kind of message are organizations and their ambassador’s giving ?
Ban Ki Moon’s speech : http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=45684&Cr=syria&Cr1=#.UivE-3826JS
The scope of the human rights crisis in war-ravaged Syria has no parallel. More than 90,000 people have been killed since fighting began between supporters of President Bashar al-Assad and rebel fighters in 2011, and the pace is not abating – there are now 5,000 people dying every month, according to UN refugee agency estimates.
The agency recently announced that 6.8 million Syrians – out of a population of just 20 million – are currently in need of humanitarian assistance, nearly half of them children. Some 4 million people can no longer meet their basic food needs.
What’s more, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres declared last month that the world had “not seen a refugee outflow escalate at such a frightening rate since the Rwandan genocide” in 1994. There are now nearly 1.8 million Syrian refugees, most of them crammed into camps in border regions of Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. The UN says that with 6,000 people fleeing every day, the total number of refugees will hit 3.5 million by year’s end. Another 4.2 million people are displaced inside the country.
As UN aid chief Valerie Amos declared last month, in Syria “the world is not only watching the destruction of a country but also of its people.”
Millions of children have no access to education, work long hours under hazardous conditions, are forced to serve as soldiers in armed conflict, or languish in institutions or detention centers where they endure inhumane conditions and assaults on their dignity. Young and immature, they are often easily exploited. In many cases, they are abused by the very individuals responsible for their care. We are working to help protect children around the world, so they can grow into adults.
To help stem the growing abuse and exploitation of children worldwide, in 2000 the United Nations General Assembly adopted two Optional Protocols to the Convention to increase the protection of children from involvement in armed conflicts and from sexual exploitation: the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution A/RES/54/263 of 25 May 2000, entry into force on 18 January 2002; and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution A/RES/54/263 of 25 May 2000, entry into force 12 February 2002.
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video violates rights of ALL #innocent children #digitalage #ChildrenOfSyria
The video on the Guardian website is not available – the video is on the Mother Jones website