Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
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Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
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On 2/22/2018 5:12 AM, Whisky-dave wrote:
> On Thursday, 22 February 2018 05:56:56 UTC, PeterN  wrote:
>> On 2/21/2018 1:37 PM, nospam wrote:
>>> In article<>, PeterN
>>> <"peter,newdelete"> wrote:
>>>>>> Last year there was a Star Trek exhibit on the Intrepid. It combined the
>>>>>> original with the Next Generation. I was told that most of the actors
>>>>>> were nice, regular guys. William Shattner was charging for his
>>>>>> autograph. I leave the name for that, up to the readers.
>>>>> most of them do that. they know the fans will pay, so why not.
>>>> Not when they are being paid for the appearance. And the fans are making
>>>> a generous donation to a charity.
>>> yes when they're being paid for the appearance.
>>> i've been to several cons and paying for autographs and/or photos is
>>> standard fare.
>>> the lines are long, so few people find it to be an issue.
>>>> BTW I used to represent entertainers. Most thought it beneath them to
>>>> charge for an autograph. They either declined, or gave one free. I don't
>>>> know the source for your statement, but I KNOW it's not true.
>>> personal experience is my source.
>> You go to charitable events where the donation is between $500 and
>> $1,000 per person, and then paid for an autograph?
>> I have difficulty believing that.
> Oh I don't know you should check out the presidents club.
And what does that have to do with charging for autographs at fund 
raisers. Or, do you equate groping at fund raisers, with charging for 
On second thought, maybe there is a moral equivalence between unwanted 
groping and charging for autographs at charitable fund raisers.