Friday, April 27, 2012

Pearl Jam Speak Out Against

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Pearl Jam has added their name to a list of  leading musicians spoke out against the Village Voice Media-owned’s Adult classified section, where teens and children have been sold for sex.
“Village Voice Media has a history of being a strong advocate for the arts, reporting extensively on musicians and their work in its 13 weeklies across the country. That musicians are now speaking out against Village Voice Media’s refusal to take down the Adult section of where pimps advertise the sale of girls for sex is significant and should send a clear message to the company that it needs to take action to ensure no child is sexually exploited through use of its site," Mike Mills, R.E.M.’s bassist said in a press release.
Other artists who have called for an end to the practice are Alicia Keys, Daniel Bedingfield, Roseanne Cash, R.E.M., The Roots, Alabama Shakes, and the Drive-By-Truckers.