Friday, October 14, 2011

DELETED "Tentacle Grape" Post

Today I made a post on a beverage that had made the rounds at anime conventions. It was called "Tentacle Grape" and it didn't dawn on me that the word grape was a play on the word RAPE. I feel like an idiot in hindsight. I thought it was just a tasteless reference to those stupid hentais with tentacles etc... I don't watch those so I never realized where there were tentacles there was usually forced sexual activity.

I apologize and please forgive my oversight. I am very sensitive to the issues of sexually abused females as I work in the field of mental health and addictions. If you only knew how many of my clients became addicts because of sexual abuse. You'd rethink addiction.

Back to awesome things only!

Sorry sorry sorry again.

Love, PetSugar

8 comments:

Dakota Kitty said...

OMG I'm so sorry, I totally thought you knew and that's why you posted it up!! >.<

PetSugar said...

Dakota Kitty - omg don't be sorry! i just can't believe i didn't catch on! i feel SO stupid

Anonymous said...

Noo please don't be so hard on yourself! it's ok! it's an utterly stupid marketing strategy, you shouldn't be the one to feel stupid for not realizing. I admire your respect for victims of sexual abuse. the media and advertisment are incredibly full of using this subject for their purposes and I can only imagine how terrible it must be to be constantly reminded of such experience.

Angel said...

I had no clue either!

PetSugar said...

Anonymous - thank you for being so understanding. I just can't believe I let something like that sit on my page for close to a day. I can't believe there are people anywhere who are NOT sensitive to it! I mean we all have been impacted by sexual abuse in some way. Japan is wonderful but has a long way to go with certain cultural norms.

Angel - I hate say it but that makes me feel better haha

Saffron Sugar said...

Thank you for removing it. It's disturbingly common to hear rape jokes in the anime community :( I can't believe they even allow it at conventions...

Susie said...

Thanks for taking it down. This site is too great to have that up.

PetSugar said...

Susie - i agreee!!! thank you though :) i know back to celebrating girls!

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