Monday, April 30, 2012

I've joined the Groupon Boycott


For the second time, Groupon has sent out thousands of emails to individuals advertising a tour where people can view a live filming of sadomasochistic, torture porn at Kink’s studios. Groupon even advertises that groups may get to see a live filming in progress. When confronted about their choice to feature this company, Groupon defended it saying they thoroughly vet the businesses we feature…Fortunately, this business has proven to be a responsible member of their community.”


Their choice to advertise a pornographic business makes me sad.  I have advertised them on the news, on my website, facebook, and twitter since they started their business for Tucson.  I even assisted them with lists of the best of the best in Tucson to get them started.



Today I sent the following email to their executives:

"As the savvy savings contributor for both KVOA and KGUN9's The Tucson Morning Blend, I have advertised for you on television as a great way to save money in Tucson, AZ.  I can't in good conscience promote your business after learning about Groupon's promotion of a pornographic business.  I'll be sending my followers to Living Social's deals and not advertising your deals via the news station, facebook or twitter until you commit to being a family friendly business." 

If you would like to email asking them to discontinue this business practice or join in the boycott, you can find all the information here."


Stephanie Ashcraft


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