No matter the group you are involved with, there will be those that vastly disappoint. And those, having vastly disappointed, try and trumpet their twit-hood as some kind of bizarre virtue.
A case in point, Breda-Gate.
A blogger, gunmart (link intentionally not provided) decided he needed some traffic, or thought he was being funny, or both. He snagged a pic of Breda off her blog, and posted it with the title Breda-Porn.
Now, me, crude soul that I am, would likely respond to a post of such "GC-Porn" with a raised eyebrow and publicly expressed doubts of the posters sanity, taste, and intake of recreational chemicals.
Breda, however, is a lady of no small beauty, culture, and is naught but graciousness personified (well, until you cross her). She took offense at the pirating and subsequent mis-use of her copyrighted image as what in her view was a derogatory depiction.
Given that this was a picture of her (no modeling release signed) and taken by her husband (his intellectual property), Breda is on pretty darned solid ground to demand the picture be taken down (and it "sort of" was, now there exists a link to the picture on Breda's blog in a bit of sea-lawyering childishness) and the references change to omit linking Breda with Porn (a fairly solid argument from an ethical point of view).
It is not required that you necessarily understand or agree with *why* someone is offended - merely that, barring other considerations (say, *intent to offend*) that one cease being offensive and apologize with such graciousness as the situation allows.
Regrettably, the proprietor of Gunmart lacks the couth to realize this and the courage to face his critics (preferring to delete comments more harsh than "perhaps you shoudln't've").
Happily, there exist others who may be able to be more persuasive than mere bloggers - his advertisers and those who've mistakenly doled out awards to him. Please feel free to contact them below, urging they terminate association with Gunmart and publicly disown all prior association.
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