7-Eleven's Insensitive Stance on Opera: A Missed Opportunity for Empathy and Community Outreach
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Editor's Note: After several failed attempts to connect with 7-Eleven to address concerns expressed in this article, on February 7th, Mystic Side Opera Co filed a Civlil Rights Complaint with the United States Department of Justice against 7-Eleven for the target harassment of vulnerable homeless populations in the communities in which they operate and intentional malfeasance directed towards artists, musicians and vocalists in the Opera Industry by characterizing the art as "annoying" and referencing unsubstantiated and undocumented "studies" in statements to the press. Additionally the act of publicly broadcasting recordings of music artists without license denies performers due income from royalties, and doing so in a manner specifically meant to harass and weaponize the art potentially disparages and devalues the performers being broadcast. However, Maestro Magazine and Mystic Side Opera still welcome a productive dialogue with 7-Eleven corporation to discuss appropriate actions and remedies .
Recent articles about 7-Eleven stores playing classical music to deter homeless people has sparked a much-needed conversation about empathy, emotional intelligence, and the role of art in our society. The portrayal of opera music as "annoying" by 7-Eleven representatives is not only incorrect but also damaging to the entire opera industry, which is an expression of our shared human emotions. It is not only a source of enjoyment but also an integral part of music therapy programs, particularly for the elderly and dementia patients, who benefit from its positive effects on mental health and physiology.
However, the real issue is not just the misrepresentation of opera but the lack of empathy shown towards the homeless population. Moving the problem is not a solution, and it is time for 7-Eleven, as a recognized brand, to step up and use its influence to have a positive impact on the community. Instead of deterring the homeless, the company could partner with local shelters and organizations to provide resources and assistance to those in need. It could also offer job training opportunities and on-site services, such as food and health care, and host community events to provide resources for the homeless.
In a world where instant gratification and fast-paced technology often leave us feeling disconnected from each other, we need more spaces to share our humanity in a positive way. Opera is one such tool that builds empathy and emotional intelligence, and it demands dedication, commitment, and a pursuit of excellence. 7-Eleven's promotion of opera as "annoying" is a missed opportunity to contribute to the betterment of our society and support the arts.
In conclusion, it is time for 7-Eleven to reconsider its approach and use its influence to have a positive impact on the community. The world needs more opera, and more art in general, that brings us together and helps us to appreciate the beauty and depth of our shared human emotions. Let us strive for a world where the arts are valued and supported, and where empathy and emotional intelligence are cultivated and nurtured.
Editorial Note: Maestro Magazine and Mystic Side Opera Company attempted to get a statement from 7-Eleven through their press department by email, follow up by phone, and attempted to make direct contact to Executives through LinkedIn and other Social Media. All attempts to connect and have a statement and/or commitment on corrective actions by 7-Eleven have been ignored.
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