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AHADC Efforts Leads to Sony Apology to Hindus : Offending CD Cover to Be Withdrawn Immediately

The American Hindu Anti-Defamation Coalition (AHADC), is pleased to announce that on April 16, 1997, the senior lawyer for Sony Music & Entertainment, Inc., New York, (Sony), Mr. Joseph Salvo, contacted the attorney for AHADC, Mr. Chetan P. Tanna, and issued an apology on behalf of Sony/Columbia to the entire Hindu community for the offensive cover of the CD "Nine Lives" by a rock group, Aerosmith. The cover of the CD "Nine Lives" portrayed a distorted and offensive picture of Hindu God, Shree Krishn ...

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AHADC Calls for Continuation of Protest since SONY has not yet apologized in writing and Major Stores Continue to Sell the “Nine Lives” CD

We note with great regret and dismay that the Hindu community has still not received any written apology from SONY Music for offending Hindus. Although SONY has changed most parts of its website, the promotional picture at this link still remains. We also note with great concern that the CD, which has offended so many Hindus has still not been pulled from the major stores that are selling it. We present here, a link to the apology by Aerosmith, which was sent to several news organizations. We were sen ...

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Draft Letter To Sony/Columbia

This is to advise you that your new Columbia release, Nine Lives has the CD cover which is a DISTORTED AND VERY INSULTING depiction of Lord Krishna, the Hindu God, whom millions of Hindus worship all over the world. It is clear that you and your artist distorted and defaced the original and UNIVERSALLY REVERED picture which shows Lord Krishna conquering the great serpent Kalinag. Your act of putting a face of a cat in place of Krishna's is not only outrageous beyond any measure but also very insulting to ...

Statement Issued by Aerosmith to the media

In response to Aerosmith's deep concern and dismay at the notion of having offended any religious group by the image on the cover of their recently released album, Nine Lives, the five band members have requested that their record label, Columbia Records, immediately cease manufacturing the cover artwork. They also asked that the image be replaced in all future manufacturing runs with a new and completely different design. The original album cover image, as presented to Aerosmith, was selected for its ae ...

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Sony/Columbia Disfigure Lord Krishna’s Picture on Aerosmith’s “Nine Lives” Album

We note with great regret and dismay that the Hindu community has still not received any written apology from SONY Music for offending Hindus. Although SONY has changed most parts of its website, the promotional picture at this link still remains. We also note with great concern that the CD, which has offended so many Hindus has still not been pulled from the major stores that are selling it. We present here, a link to the apology by Aerosmith, which was sent to several news organizations. We were sen ...

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An Invitation to Join AHADC

Saprem Namaskar, We would like to invite you and your organization to join the American Hindu Anti-Defamation Coalition (AHADC). AHADC is a task force, an entity, convened to address the issue of the Aerosmith music group using the disfigured picture of Bhagwan Shree Krishna on the cover of its latest album "Nine Lives" AHADC consists of temples, cultural and religious organizations, and concerned citizens convened to act on this important issue. There is no formal membership in AHADC. We merely as ...