Wednesday, August 25, 2010

R.I.P. Sophie Lancaster

Many of you may already be aware of Sophie Lancaster's story.  If not, please read the story below directly from the Illamasqua website and please watch the video and post to your blog as well so we can continue to raise awareness and STOP the hatred!

I remember hearing about this sometime last year when watching one of Pixiwoo's videos on youtube.  It brought me to tears.  How could this happen?  It just doesn't make sense. 

On 24th August 2007, Sophie Lancaster was kicked to death, simply for dressing differently.

As a brand that promotes the right to experiment and self-express, three years after her death Illamasqua remains committed to changing attitudes towards subcultures, and continues to work with The Sophie Lancaster Foundation in the fight for universal acceptance, free from prejudice.

Honour Sophie’s memory today and watch the ‘Dark Angel’ tribute film. So far we have reached 162,000 hits, but we’re hoping to reach over 500,000, so please forward the link to friends and family and help us spread the message.

Alternatively buy an Illamasqua Sophie Pencil, wristband or make a donation, and help The Sophie Lancaster Foundation continue its work. £3 from every Sophie Pencil purchased, and all proceeds from the wristband sales go directly to the Foundation.


icosmeticRN said...

wow!! I don't even really remeber this..thanks for brining this to our is really a great cause

Marie said...

Oh my gosh, this is really sad. Thanks for reminding all of us about this story.

***** Marie *****