February 04, 2007


By Richard, Aruban Boycott Contributor

February 4, 2007

Mr. David Kirchhoff
President and Chief Executive
Weight Watcher’s International, Inc.
11 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Dear Mr. Kirchhoff:

I recently learned that your company is sponsoring a drawing offering free trips to Aruba. I believe this offer is contrary to the interests of your clients, especially women, and is inappropriate at this time.

I therefore request that you consider retracting the promotion. Since Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba on May 30, 2005, Americans largely have heeded the call of her family to avoid the island. Nearly two years later, the case is still unsolved and Aruba shows no interest in finding answers. The Dutch government has assumed the leading role in the investigation, yet it also seems to be sitting on its hands.

Events since Natalee vanished provide strong reason to believe that elements of Aruba’s law enforcement and government are complicit in a cover-up to protect certain persons from prosecution in this case.

American tourism comprises 80% of Aruba’s economy; it is the one tool that we have to persuade Aruba that we will not let this crime be forgotten. Although your company is not a law-enforcement agency, it seems irresponsible if not cynical for you to encourage travel to Aruba, even at low prices, while that island is reeling from the impact of our collective boycott.

It also seems simple justice to support an American family that for two years has contended with a hostile foreign government. Last year, Curves International was running an offer similar to yours. When contacted on the matter, the Curves chief executive swiftly canceled the ad campaign, which he had not authorized, and agreed that Aruba was no fit destination for American women.

I hope your company also will decide that without a solution in the Natalee Holloway case, we stand united against travel to Aruba. No justice for Natalee? No tourists for Aruba. I appreciate your attention and assistance in this matter.


Anonymous said...

Many Arubans are out of work and are hungry. Weight Watchers want to send some fat American women there to starve together with those sex perverts to reduce the belly lines. The dangers are once the women have starved to death to regain their beautiful 23 belly girth, the Dutch will come in to drug the women and rape them at will. And there no free lunches approved by the local Aruban Dutch laws. Aruba has to have some gimmicks to attract the Dutch rapists and murderers from Europe to come to Aruba to bring up their tourists population. Mr. David Kirchhoff President and Chief Executive Weight Watcher’s International, Inc. is evil and mean spirited. He is a pimp. Don't read his lips and trust him. You members can ask for the refunds because these free trips to Aruba are a scam and diabolic conspiracy.

Anonymous said...

Excellent letter Richard. I hope everyone will be writing on of these