Following the announcement of solicitation charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, an online petition is now calling for a major sponsor to cut ties.
The Care2.com petition is calling for Gillette to pull it's partnership and its name off of the Patriot's stadium.
In the petition, the creators explain that their issue isn't with Kraft seeking the services of a sex worker:
The problem is that the women involved were clearly victims of human trafficking, a fact that Kraft likely was aware of due to the conditions of the massage parlor and the language barrier between clients and workers. This is a far cry from consensual sex work. This is especially upsetting considering the fact that Kraft, a billionaire, could have easily sought higher priced consensual sex work.
Robert Kraft believed his power would protect him from being held accountable for exploiting vulnerable women forced into sex slavery. This is exactly the kind of behavior Gillette said it will stand against.
As of the time of this article, the petition had more than 14,500 signatures with a goal of 15,000.