BREAKING NEWS! Ebay, Google, and Forum Novelties Censor illegal alien costume!
“So much for free markets, free speech, or free political expression in America!” William Gheen, President of ALIPAC.
Sat Oct 17: CNN Reports that a small pro-amnesty and pro-illegal alien group has persuaded Target to remove the illegal alien Halloween costume from its online store.
Illegal Immigrant activists call out ‘Illegal Alien’ costumes
Sunday Oct 18 (12 Noon EST): ALIPAC Calls for Americans that value freedom of political expression to buy the costume and stand up to censorship!
ALIPAC: Illegal Alien Costumes Are Cool for Halloween!
Sunday Oct 18 (10pm EST) All online sales locations run out of the illegal alien Halloween costume and list item as Out of Stock or Sold Out!
Monday Oct 19 (1am EST) William Gheen, President of ALIPAC lists his ordered illegal alien Halloween costume for sale on Ebay to raise awareness about illegal immigration and to display the free market value of the costume to the American public. Close to 20 bids on the costume quickly take the price up to $116 or three times the retail value!
Monday Oct 19 (11am EST): ALIPAC Sends Out Updated Press Release to over 100,000 American press contacts pointing out that the illegal alien costume has quickly sold out in all venues and is trading for a high price on Ebay
Media Update: Illegal alien costume sells out nationwide
Monday Oct 20 (1pm EST) Google pulls down William Gheen’s Google ad for “Pending Review” after a very high response rate to the ad was documented 21 clicks after only 862 impressions creating a high Click Through Rate (CTR) of 2.44%. Google effectively censors the ad from public view.
Monday Oct 20 (1:30pm EST) William Gheen contacts Forum Novelties Inc. – Melville, NY and is informed that the company will not distribute any more of the costumes and that the mask only is available, without the orange jump suit that reads “Illegal Alien”
Monday Oct 20 (2pm EST) William Gheen, President of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC receives the following e-mail notice from Ebay.
“eBay sent this message to William Gheen (alipacwilliam).
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MC036 eBay Listing Removed: Hateful or Discriminatory (336282562)
Dear alipacwilliam (firstname.lastname@example.org),
You recently listed the following listing:
170396385534 – illegal alien Halloween costume controversial
Unfortunately, we had to remove your listing because the following information violates our policy:
eBay has made the decision to prohibit the listing of the illegal alien costumes as they may be offensive to some members. Please do not relist this item.
We don’t allow listings that promote or endorse discrimination against any individuals or groups on eBay.
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You may need to take a tutorial. The next time you sell, you may be asked to take the tutorial, if it’s required. Once you’ve completed the tutorial successfully, please review your account status for any other possible concerns. If there are no other issues, you should be able to sell again.
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eBay Trust and Safety team
Why eBay may remove your listing:
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PLEASE DIRECT YOUR APPROPRIATE COMPLAINTS TO THE FOLLOWING SOURCES!
eBay Inc. Headquarters
2065 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, California 95125
1000 Nicollet Mall
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Online Form for Merchandise
Forum Novelties Inc
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: +1 650-253-0000
Fax: +1 650-253-0001
WE ARE SENDING OUT THIS E-MAIL BLAST TO ALL PRESS CONTACTS, SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS, and ALIPAC Supporters to weigh your response.