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Petition Against Using Terry Richardson for Brand Campaigns Launched

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Seen in a different light, Terry Richardson's instantly identifiable persona -- the thumbs-up perma-grin and vintage Moscot frames -- can convey a certain creepiness rather than artistic whimsy. In fact, rumors of the famed photographer's unprofessional conduct have been circulating for a while now, and Alice Ehrenfried from Southampton, UK, has taken action against Richardson through a petition. "Vogue, H&M, Mango, Supreme, & all other brands: Stop using alleged sex offender Terry Richardson as your photographer," reads the first line of the document. "More awareness needs to be brought to light that Terry Richardson is negatively influencing media with his supposed exploit & abuse of certain models, mainstream degrading pornographic imagery, and inappropriate and unprofessional behavior." First-person accounts from a number of models would seem to corroborate the damning charges, but they've done little to impede Richardson's productivity. (In addition to directing Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" video, he also recently shot Madonna for Harper's Bazaar -- his fourth straight cover for the women's monthly.) Go here to learn more about the petition, which now has over 9,000 signatures.