RT News Praises Pole Dancing and Then Trashes It!!!
When United Pole Artists came across the latest “article” or video posted by RT News, we were, to say the least, a little offended. Let’s just start by saying that even bad publicity is good publicity, right? But, in our pole world, we work so hard to let people know that pole dancing is and has been becoming a legitimate form of entertainment outside of the strip clubs, and is an activity to be respected and admired. Therefore, when something derogatory or negative is said, we believe that there should be a valid, yet respectful response to other people’s ignorance. RT News claims to be the first 24/7 Russian/English news source in the world, one that delivers current news events, reports and videos globally. Here is the latest video they’ve posted about pole dancing, one we find is less than professional or fair. Click on the RT pic to view the video. RT News Video Below Not only is the reporter herself using language that is inappropriate, she is insinuating things about this magazine that are incorrect. After further research into RT News’ website, we found that in April of 2009, they were praising pole dancing, informing viewers of the Russian Pole Dance Championship and The Pole Dance Federation of Russia. They were enthusiastic in letting the world know how pole dancing is a legitimate sport, one that is growing rapidly in other parts of the world. So, which is it, RT?? Do you respect pole dancing, or do you find it lude, silly and pointless? Here is our point….. We have a job to do, pole dancers!!! It is our duty to inform the world of our progress. Let RT News how you feel about the report on Pole Spin Magazine and about pole dancing in general. UPA supports Pole Spin Magazine and their efforts, and find it offensive that a so-called professional news source got it so wrong. RT News Facebook link http://www.facebook.com/#!/RTnews On a more positive note, Pole Spin Magazine is soon to be distributed in Barnes and Noble locations, so keep an eye out for that. Click the link below for more information. 🙂 http://polespinmag.com/welcome/2011/03/newsstands/