February 26, 2003 02:35pm
Jenna to O'Reilly: Lighten Up it's 2003!
Source: ClubJenna PR
by: Company Press Release
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) -- Adult star Jenna Jameson fired back at Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly today for referring to her as a "quasi-prostitute," telling him to lighten up and accept that fact that sex has been used to sell products since the beginning of advertising.
"In a weird 'Talking Point' commentary Monday night on 'The O'Reilly Factor' Mr. O'Reilly complained about an ad campaign in which the Pony company uses me and other actresses from Vivid Entertainment to endorse its products," Ms. Jameson said. "He claims Pony is 'using quasi-prostitutes' to sell sneakers."
"I hope Bill understands the difference between a porn star and a hooker," said Ms. Jameson. "I assume he has done some research on the subject matter, because he requested some of my videos after we finished taping my appearance on his program last summer. I imagine he wanted them for professional reasons, of course."
"I get a kick out of Bill," she added. "He likes to hop up on the pulpit waving a banner and trying to get everyone to listen to his shtick. It's funny, but this time he's hopping on the wrong stand. Advertising campaigns geared toward adults and/or the hip generation consumers have always been based around some kind of sex appeal -- either a car with sex appeal or a sexy woman. Come on, lighten up, it's 2003! Gee, Bill, I'm sorry I looked sexy in the Pony ad. That's just how God made me."
Ms. Jameson also invited Mr. O'Reilly to tune in to flirt4free.com on Thursday (February 27, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. PST) for a live Internet chat to discuss the issue further. "And I guess you can say I'll be quasi-nude --- I'll be wearing only my Pony sneakers."
About Jenna Jameson: Jenna Jameson is the actress who "put the star in porn star," according to Rolling Stone. Recognized by Adult Video News as the leading female adult star of all time, she has won virtually every honor the adult industry bestows, including AVN Awards for Best New Starlet and Best Actress. She has written a highly anticipated book on her life and sexual adventures for the ReganBooks imprint of HarperCollins, has a recurring role in the NBC political drama "Mister Sterling" and has been featured in movies such as 'Howard Stern's Private Parts,' the Comedy Central movie "Porn 'n Chicken" and the indie horror film "Samhain." She has hosted E!'s 'Wild On' program, has made countless television appearances and has debated at Oxford University in England as well as against Bill O'Reilly on Fox News. The first film her company producted, "Briana Loves Jenna," became the top renting and selling adult feature in 2002. In addition to her film career, Ms. Jameson is President and CEO of ClubJenna, Inc., a management firm specializing in Internet development and marketing. Her own Website, ClubJenna.com, is among the most popular on the Web. Vivid Entertainment Group has selected her as a Vivid Girl and films produced by her own production company are distributed by Vivid. Ms. Jameson, who began her career as a Las Vegas showgirl, has graced over 300 magazine covers and appeared in over 700 magazines, from Playboy, Esquire and Penthouse to Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Jane and FHM, which ranks her as one of the 100 Most Beautiful Girls in the World.