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Open Letter to SimplePickup2

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Dear Douchebros,

I just watched your Youtube video where you put these "haters" on blast, saying because of them, breast cancer research just lost out on $7,000. I can't speak for all the other haters, but on behalf of this hater, GOOD.

Well guys if you didn't know already we had to take down the original motor boating girls video because we gotta email from the original charity we donated to saying that the appreciate the effort but they have to refund us the donation the also ass as not to use their name anymore and its obvious that they had to do this because they were in pressured by a small minority of haters who thought that this video was offensive. [sic]

When I heard that the foundation refunded your money and asked you to STOP using their name in any videos, I felt happy. I might have even giggled in glee. You say in your video that this foundation was pressured by a "small minority" of haters who were offended. To that, I say it wasn't a small group of people who were offended by what you did.

I've been through a lot because of breast cancer: three surgeries, seven weeks of radiation, four and a half months of chemotherapy, and countless hours of therapy. On top of that, my mom died of metastatic breast cancer. When I heard that dudes were motorboating to raise money for breast cancer research, I wanted to nutpunch every single one of you. For testicular cancer awareness, of course.

What you did was offensive and crossed the line so far, I don't think you can see that line anymore. It's another state to you. Why is it offensive, a douchebag might ask?

Using the guise of breast cancer awareness to give you pass to motorboat a pair of breasts you otherwise had no chance of touching, it's trivializing and sexualizing a disease that's deadly and disfiguring. My mom = dead. Me = no breasts. You think someone like me is going to hear about your pranks and go, "Oh, it's cool that they're motorboating chicks because breast cancer awareness." Hell no. I mean, unless you want to motorboat my reconstructed chest, the same chest that doesn't have any nipples? Oh shucks, the implants that my doctors spent months stretching out my skin to put into my body DO NOT MOVE. You can try to motorboat Barbie and Skipper, but you're going to be hitting your face on hard, stationary fake tits. But you don't want to motorboat my chest or any other chests that look like mine. You want nice, perky, disease-free breasts to put your cheap cologne-splattered face in between because that's how playas roll, right?

The reality of breast cancer, which is beautifully illustrated in the More Than Pink video made by a group of survivors, would be too horrifying to get your attention.

Don't use the disease that took my mother's life and could very well take mine as an excuse to touch boobs, bros. It's gross and unbecoming. You say you wanted to help a worthy cause, but those who would benefit from your so-called help, like all of us affected by breast cancer, shouldn't have to give up our dignity just for the sake of awareness. Proclaiming "awareness" and then behaving inappropriately, doesn't mean you're excused from any criticism. This disease is deadly and it isn't a joke, and your actions made this horrifying disease a joke.

If being offended by the pranks you pulled makes me a hater, then I'm the biggest hater you'll encounter. If you really want to help women, why don't you take the money you raised and donate it to a women's shelter or RAINN?

Lastly, kiss my mastectomy scars.

Sincerely,

Lara