This past Sunday, I got an email from Dominic Ford in one of my other email accounts that I used when I once signed up to be a member of DominicFord.com. In the email, I was offered 2 free weeks if I chose to return at the end of filling out a survey.
I quit DominicFord.com because it was just like all the others, being void of diversity, and sticking to the "light-complexioned only" color scheme makes him come off as just as racist as all the others. I stated this in an email before this survey, and repeated that fact in the survey. After completing the survey, a somewhat heated email exchange ensued. I left in all the misspellings, to show the authenticity of these emails, and to also show that as I stated in a previous post that may make my mistakes but my meaning is never lost.
After completing the survey, I was greeted with this from Dominic Ford:
Hey there -
Thanks for taking the time to answer our survey. I would hardly call our site "racist," and I think that is a vicious name to call someone. We are releasing a video next week with a REALLY hot black guy who we hope becomes a regular on our site. I am constantly looking for hot black guys. I've asked a few of my ex-boyfriends (who are black) if they would do it, but they won't. Alas. If I were content with the "thug" look, then it would be easy. But we have an upscale brand, and our guys (whatever their race is) need to have an upscale look. We turn away tons of guys (white, black and all other races) based on that, not on the color of their skin. Our site features tons of latin men as well, not just white guys.
All my best,
My reply filling in all the points he conveniently tried twisting:
If you are going to respond to the truth I speak, do not insult my intelligence.
A "racist" is not a vicious thing to call someone when the truth is in the pudding. If you don't want to be call "racist" then stop putting out a product that displays otherwise. I'm sure they have been a good number of Black men void of the "thug" look that have approached you. I am also sure that there have been a good number viod of the "thug" look are not light-complexioned as the Black guys you have used thus far. Where are you medium to dark complexions?
I hear a dead silence.
And I didn't say you only feature White guys. I said you only feature light-complexioned men. Do I need to inform you that some Latinos fall into that category? But some Latinos are not so light, so where are they?
Again, a dead silence.
You can do what you want, it's your website. You asked why I quit it, and you got your answer from me. Don't waste your time (and more importantly, mine) writing emails with incessant whining because you can't handle being called on what your site says about you. Is being a racist is not your truth, then seek out guys that who are gorgeous, yet overlooked because of the racism that has infested this industry. Your site has some sparks, but for the most part, it helps keep that racism alive.
I stand by what I said the 1st time, and I am done with this matter.
Good luck making a better you
Dominic replies trying to twist my words around to dodge my point:
I just find it funny that a black guy only counts as a black guy if he is dark enough in YOUR eyes. The fellow we are releasing next week is more darkskinned that the ones we've had previously - but it's not something I even think about. If I find a guy hot I put them on the site. I've personally dated several jamaicans and other islanders who are JET black, so trust me when I say I love darkskinned guys!
But if you don't think someone is black "enough" because their skin isn't black enough for YOU, then I think it's you who have the issues. I LOVE dark-skinned guys, and have no problem having them on our site. We aren't Sean Cody, for christsake. A black guy on his site is a miracle.
I appreciate you taking the time to respond, I really do. But I think saying someone is racist for not featuring guys that YOU consider black is a little silly. Just my opinion. As I said, we are releasing a darker skinned guy next week, and hopefully more to follow.
My reply, and the last word between us, as it usually is when locking horns with an Aries:
Black guys DO NOT have to be dark-complexioned to be considered Black by me. PLEASE do not misunderstand that. My problem with many sites and video companies is that they make it seem like sex is hot and beauful when it's "light-complexion only", and that includes White and light-skinned Black guys. I'm looking for a site and/or comnpany that will display 2 light complexions, AS WELL AS make a light and dark-complexion combo to not be a big deal, but also feature a dark-on-dark complexion or medium-on-dark scene - ALL THIS ON THE SAME SITE OR VIDEO. It's the seperatism based on race that is my frustration.
If you are featuring a dark-skinned model, GREAT. My concern is that you seem to be building the rmomentum for your site, by using the same skin color scheme that everyone else is using. Now while you are using a dark-skinned model, it owuld be great to see him play not only with your light-skinned models, but find him some medium to dark to play with as well.
After this, no response was heard from Dominic Ford. Why? Because he, like all the others can't justify his actions. And he's probably going to do just like all the others with that dark-skinned model, and put him with his light-complexioned models ONLY - so don't hold your breath to see some dark/dark or dark/medium, because you'll be dead and blue before you know it. UNLESS this make him get his shit together and practice what he preaches in his emails.
By his defensiveness, you might as well say the old adage, "the lady doth protest too much". If only Dominic Ford was a lady, at least there would be some sign that he knows what it means to be human. Because with Gay Pride upon us, we should be having pride in the rainbow of colors of all gays. We should not be taking pride in a certain colors' existence for personal reasons, but discard of them when it comes to business. If Dominic Ford has been with "JET black men" like he said, yet take this long to put one in fornt of the camera, then that is exactly what he is doing, hence why I say he is less of a human. And he has the nerve to be appearing at NY Pridefest. Based on what you see here, and how many times I called him on his bullshit, does he know what Pride truly means? I think not.
Now how many racist pricks are dumb enough to buy what Dominic Ford had to say? Think before you speak, and check comments to past posts on the issue of racism before you say anything to me, so I don't have to further expose the ugliness of your soul that the racism is rotting.