Close to 47,000 members of ColorOfChange.org, the nation’s largest online black civil rights organization, have signed a petition calling on Harris Publications to fire XXL Magazine editor Vanessa Satten. ColorOfChange is calling on Harris Publication to dismiss Satten because a staff member under her supervision published the [now infamous Too $hort video](http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/02/hundreds_sign_petition_to_fire_xxl_mag_editor_after_too_short_sparks_rape_talk.html) that encouraged young boys to "turn girls out" by pushing "her up against the wall." "I’d like to address the ongoing controversy surrounding the Too $hort video and try to set the record straight," XXL Magazine’s Satten wrote in a statement published on XXLmag.com last week. "As soon as I learned about the video, I had it taken down,"[ Satten went on to say.](http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/02/xxl_mag_editor_vanessa_satten_issues_non-apology_statement_for_publishing_too_hort_video.html) But ColorOfChange says that’s not enough. "Satten has tried to excuse herself by saying that she didn’t see the video before it posted. But she presides over a workplace culture that allowed such a grave misstep, and she has failed to respond appropriately as a chorus of voices calls her on it," [read an e-mail sent to ColorOfChange.org members. ](http://colorofchange.org/campaign/protect-girls/original_email/) "Please join us in calling on Harris Publications President and CEO Stanley R. Harris to fire Vanessa Satten, XXL’s Editor-in-Chief. We also demand that he explain what he’ll do to make sure his company’s publications stop promoting sexual violence directed at girls and women," the e-mail asked members. An [earlier petition ](http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/02/petition_calling_on_xxl_mag_to_fire_editor_surpasses_signature_goal.html)started by "People against media violence" on thepetitionsite.com has over 2,000 signatures. [ For more information on the ColorOfChange petition visit ColorOfChange.org.](http://colorofchange.org/campaign/protect-girls/original_email/)
Nearly 47k Sign Petition to Fire XXL Mag. Editor Vanessa Satten
Close to 47,000 members of ColorOfChange.org, the nation's largest online black civil rights organization, have signed a petition calling on Harris Publications to fire XXL Magazine editor Vanessa Satten.
By Jorge Rivas Feb 21, 2012