In another video, set at a gay-pride parade, one of the guys asks a stranger, “Are you trying to get raped? Because I’m down to rape you if you’re down to get raped. Just kidding. I’m not gonna rape you yet.”
In the most recent Simple Pickup video, the dudes might be looking to assuage some of that criticism by donating money to breast-cancer-awareness funds. There’s one catch, though: They’ll donate $20 for every woman who lets a Simple Pickup bro squeeze their breasts together, stick his face in between them, and shake his head back and forth while making abrbrbrbrbr sound."
From: Marita (removed this for privacy)
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:48 AM
Subject: 'Motorboating breasts' breast cancer awareness
I am a breast cancer patient with metastasis in a second diagnosis. Recently I was sent a link from a friend of a breast cancer awareness campaign on You Tube that showcased 'motorboating' breasts. They claim they have donated to you the sum of $2,080 for research.
This was certainly done in poor taste and does nothing to create awareness of this deadly disease. While I applaud the effort to fundraise for this disease, I am certainly at a loss as to the extent that some people will go to gain awareness of their own business ventures by using our disease to do so.
I would like to know if in fact they did donate this money to research as they claim. I am a patient advocate and spokesperson for women in this journey and it is important to those of us in this journey to be respectfully represented in any and all fundraising ventures.
Sent from Marita's iPad
Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. Yes, there was a donation made. However, the donation from the makers of this video, Simple Pickup, came in via BCRF's online automated donation page without our knowledge of any of the activities involved in the making, solicitation, and distribution of their campaign.
We appreciate efforts to raise money to advance breast cancer research, but out of respect for the community of women and survivors that we serve, we asked Simple Pickup to cease all references and associations to our organization and refunded their donation immediately.
Thank you again for your concern and ongoing support-and we salute you for putting yourself forward as a patient advocate and spokesperson!
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation"