|Fans Demand Respect for Rap Icon Tupac Shakur|
|Written by Robert ID2062|
|Sunday, 30 October 2005 16:13|
Fans are demaning respect for late hip-hop and rap icon Tupac Shakur. Thru an online petition directed towards Tupac Shakur (2Pac), Hip-Hop and Rap based web sites, fans are threatening ‘boycott’ action towards sites who post the Tupac autopsy photo and who post intellectually protected and copyrighted Tupac material.
The petition is sponsored and written by us at ThugLifeArmy.com, a Tupac Shakur based information and news web site. It is time for these so called Tupac, hip-hop and rap web sites to show respect for the Legacy of Tupac Shakur. The hope is that the true fans of Tupac will, thru boycotting these dis respectful sites, help to have all these photos removed from the net and to protect the Legacy of the late great rap icon Tupac Shakur.
The petition reads: We the undersigned, in the highest respect for the late rap icon Tupac Shakur, wish that all autopsy photos of Tupac Shakur be removed from the net. With respect to his legacy and to his mother, Afeni, and his whole world wide ‘family’ we feel it is the respectful thing to do.
This picture belongs to Cathy Scott and is copyrighted by her, and it was only published in her book “The Killing of Tupac Shakur’. She has never released the photo to be on the net. Any photo on the net is in violation of copyright law. If people want to see the picture, let them see it in relationship to the book, not accidentally coming across this dis-respectful picture on the net.
Any Tupac (2Pac), hip-hop, rap web site that shows this photo will be ‘boycotted’ by the world wide family of fans of the late rapper who sign and support the mission that Afeni Shakur has undertaken in preserving her son’s legacy.
All Tupac Shakur sites, fan or other wise, hip-hop, and rap sites should remove this picture. Also ‘ALL’ Tupac sites, ALL hip-hop and rap sites should remove all intellectually protected material from their sites. This means not only down loads of music but complete poems by Tupac, trademarked pictures (where applicable) and song lyrics.
These items are available for purchase and when they are posted in full on the net, rob the Estate of Tupac Shakur of needed funds to fulfill the actions that the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) has undertaken.
Money’s are needed to finish the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain Georgia. Everyone wants to see this completed, so as fans we support the buying of all Tupac Merchandise instead of ‘stealing’ it off the net.
The arts center is only part of what TASF does. So as the undersigned family of Tupac fans we would hope that these things we have pointed out will be addressed by all sites that claim they represent the late great rap icon Tupac Shakur.
This petition will be sent out to every Tupac site we can contact and thru help with the undersigned distributed to every Tupac fan. If sites fail to see that these are the respectful things to do for Tupac’s legacy, then it is our hope that the world wide family of fans, that has much love and respect for Tupac, his mother Afeni and his estate; will boycott these sites who do not live up to these wishes of his fans.
Sites who do not comply with these wishes do nothing for the Legacy of Tupac Shakur and really show more dis-respect than love for the rap icon.
This petition is in no way connected to the Estate of Tupac Shakur or to any facet of the Shakur family or their work. It is basically what the fans expect from web sites that claim to honor and respect the Legacy of Tupac Shakur.
*When you sign this, PLEASE pass it on to any site you know of and please post in every forum you visit. It is time the fans protect the Legacy of the G.O.A.T. - Tupac Shakur
To sign this petition or for more information click HERE.