Are they referring to US?
JustCircuit, since its inception in the late 1990’s, has always strived to do our part to make the parties better by providing our subscribers with the very best in information on the events we all love, including the fundraisers we work hard to make successful. The parties are about FUN and we like to have FUN here as well. Our bold attempts to stand up to the industry’s “dark” side sometimes get lots of press, and especially when we stand up to the “bullies” who have dragged many a fan into their dramas related to their own behavior and activities.
Our success has been in our desire to bring our community TOGETHER, even despite others attempts to “black ball” our product. They have always, and will always fail.
Too often, egos and "spotlight greed" get in the way of an artist’s true talent. It is indeed a fact that one of our talented writers, often highlighted in our publication JustCircuit.MAG, and who is a real woman writing by the name “Sofonda Peters”, often pokes fun at these larger-than-life egos, and has even done the same to our very own publishers at times. Her articles are PARODY and touch on events that happen that we as party goers often hear about or experience at a Circuit event. Most readers take these articles in the way they were meant to be taken...as entertainment. Others, unfortunately, have publicly protested in ways that are unimaginable in today’s standards. And that's sad.
As is the case with Sofonda’s most recent article (in Volume 8, Issue 4), two individuals who are typically well-respected in our community have apparently suggested, in their non-exact personal references, that JustCircuit.MAG is “evil and not worthy of advertisers” in a message sent out publicly by DJ Abel Aguilera, and also perhaps sent to some of our loyal advertisers. Public posts by DJ Dee “Twisted Dee” Martello are equally as disturbing. Referring to our staff as “drug addicts”, "roaches" and “white trash” are not only troubling, but also extremely revealing as to the character and intent of these individuals. Threatening any advertiser who does business with us is EXTREME bullying at its best. We’re sure you, our readers, will agree.
One thing is for certain: In taking the article in question “personally”, there was not one denial of the events in Sofonda’s article by these two individuals. The truth is, public figures get public attention all over the world. It is our hope that anyone in the public eye and within our Circuit community would think first before threatening and bullying anyone else. As fragile as the Circuit already is, it is the tactics of threats, bullying and business interference, as exhibited in this situation, that could further interfere with the success of our community. We publicly reject the negative statements of these individuals and the actions of bullies everywhere.
We encourage you to read this now popular article and every other article in JustCircuit.MAG, available six times per year! Visit www.JustCircuitMAG.com for your immediate online copy or pick up your own copy at a location near you today.