Oakley Sunglasses pulls ads from Facebook after JIDF brings Holocaust denial Issue to their Attention

We're reposting from our post on May 13, entitled 'What do Kool and the Gang, Hewlett Packard, Ebay, and Jesus all Have in Common? as it ties into our current campaign against 20+ advertisers on Facebook.

After bringing the issue to Oakley's attention, we promptly heard back from them. Here's what they had to say:

From: Tamara Weinstein
Subject: Article about ads on Facebook pages
Date: May 13, 2009 7:55:30 PM CDT
To: Jewish Internet Defense Force

Hello,

I wanted to get in touch with you to let you know that we saw the article you posted regarding the Facebook ads on the Holocaust denial pages and appreciate that it was brought to our attention. The ad that is running on those pages is NOT an Oakley corporate ad and our legal department is working to get them pulled. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you

Best regards,
Tamara Weinstein

Web Marketing & Communications
Kudos to Oakley for doing the right thing! (Wish we could say the same for Facebook.) One thing Oakley wanted to us to clarify is that they never placed the ad in the first place - it was someone who was not even associated with Oakley, but using their name without the company's permission, so the fact that they went out of their way to get these ads (which again, were not authorized by Oakley) to be removed, is even more meaningful.

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