Continuano i colpi di scena nella polemica tra il fotografo J. Salmeron
di Metal Blast
e gli Arch Enemy.
In tutto questo, a farne le spese c'è l'unica parte che ha postato delle scuse ovvero Marta Gabriel
. In un comunicato di oggi sulla pagina Facebook della Thunderball Clothing
si dichiara stanca ed amareggiata per i messaggi di odio e gli insulti ricevuti e conseguentemente cessa l'attività.
STATEMENT 30/12/2018 - UPDATE / THE END OF THUNDERBALL CLOTHING
As many of you seems to follow this story, here's an update, and a final statement (you can see my previous statement and an apology from December 28 below).
The photographer, J. Salmeron, accepted my apology for reposting the photo he took, without having his permission, and as this was his request, I made a donation to the charity organization of his choice (the Dutch Cancer Society). I believe we can say this ends the dispute between us.
However, as I'm not able to handle the amount of hate and threats that I received and keep on receiving, I decided to do what I think is best in this situation. To end the being known as Thunderball Clothing (it's hard to use a word "company" here, as since day one it was just one person - me). I apologise for not being strong enough, and for not being next Internet hero that keep on saying "haters gonna hate". Within last 2 days I received literally hundreds of comments and messages that I'm a whore, a nazi, a communist, a worthless cunt, and that I either should quickly die, or that I should kill myself. There is no anger in me, and I apologise everyone that felt hurt or upset by this situation. Anyway, there is no Thunderball Clothing anymore. You won.
Mossa pubblicitaria o sincera stanchezza?
Non lo sappiamo, certo che se la dismissione delle proprie attività dovesse derivare dai commenti sul web, gli Arch Enemy dovrebbero chiudere bottega per i prossimi due secoli.