I was wondering if you had given your permission for your likeness (to be) used for the “ethical oil” PR campaign. Especially since your image appears next to a woman about to be murdered who clearly didn’t give her consent.
If you have not seen it, Mayor Blake is featured prominently in one of the posters recently released by Ethical Oil, shown below.
I was never even asked!!! I’m not at all pleased about it. I cringe when I see it, no need to send again 🙁
Alheli Picazo’s follow-up:
How do you feel, in general, about the ‘ethical oil” meme? It’s one thing to be for the oil sands, it’s quite another to create this (in my opinion) false-argument.
I’m very pro oilsands+pro environment and anti exageration on either side. We need to deal in FACTS and real-life pros and cons.
This conversation brings to the forefront another set of issues related to my post last night: how do the groups and people portrayed in the Ethical Oil ad campaign feel about it? I read a blog post earlier this week which may or may not be representative of reaction in the GLBT community with respect to this poster, and now this reaction from Mayor Blake of Fort McMurray, a staunch defender of the oilsands.
It will be interesting to see if either Ezra Levant or Alykhan Velshi respond to Mayor Blake’s concerns, or whether CAPP or any other industry players weigh-in. As Alheli Picazo points out, Mayor Blake is, “one of (Ezra) Levant’s favorite talking points re: ‘ethical oil,'” so it will also be interesting to see how that changes from here on in.