FBtron wrote:This is not sick. Eric knows what he is doing and The release is ALWAYS explained to the MODEL. These pillows are not meant nor EVER meant to be what you are calling "sex play" pillows or my personal favorite "fap fap" pillows.
BUT IF THIS WAS YOUR ARTISTIC CONCEPT THAT YOU WORKED HARD ON FOR A CONVENTION, HOW WOULD YOU FEEL?
Its not necessarily "sick", his artistic vision when giving him the benefit of the doubt but ethically its quite unsound. When art is made for commercial consumption or capitalist endeavor, the purpose should be clearly stated within the contract. Its not clearly stated in Eric's release that the images will be on a pillow, keychain, basketball hoop, whatever. If he's going to sell merchandise, he should out of good will and ethical practice, openly state or inform what he'll be selling and check with those whose images he'll be using. Sounds like he did no followup due diligence with his models/subjects which is shoddy business practice in my opinion.