Open Letter to Kiely Campaign: Response From Kiely’s Manager

Nuala,

Thanks for your email and the attention you obviously gave to your response.  While I do not agree with the conclusions you reached, I am happy that we’ve achieved our goal.  We’ve given the Internet one big “yeast infection” and now people are forced to confront a behavior that’s commonplace today.

Do you honestly think Kiely thinks it’s a good idea to get drunk and have unprotected sex? Really? Do you think there would be this type of discussion of this behavior if the video sounded like a PSA? I don’t think so. Sometimes you have to really shake things up to get people’s attention. One of the most interesting aspects of this entire controversy is that Kiely personally is absolutely NOT the girl in the video. She’s never had a “one night stand.” She merely became the character that is portrayed in the stories of scores of women and glamorized on shows like The Jersey Shore and The Bad Girls Club, among others.

It was meant to get your attention and it did. Now, people need to start asking themselves, “am I the girl in the video?”

Regards,
Tse Williams

Her video response to the wider backlash….

About Nuala Cabral

Nuala Cabral is an educator, activist, filmmaker and co-founder of FAAN Mail, a media literacy and activist project based in Philadelphia.
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