Letter to the Editor
In response to the ‘Man of the Year’ story published in Arabad’s January 2017 issue, Antoine Aad, who had a close relationship with people André Rizk mentioned, wrote a lengthy letter touching on a number of matters. What follows, are only the highlights of those remarks:
To Andre Rizk in memory of the late Wajih Nakhle and Amin Kassouf,
Death is not the greatest loss in life rather it is what dies inside the living. Advertising has always been regarded with respect among its professionals, while confidentiality in the business is de facto.
Your story contained disrespectful and inaccurate facts pertaining to Amine Kassouf and Wajih Nakhle who left this world after major achievements they accomplished across their lives in general and the ad industry in particular.
I wonder if you would have had the courage to mention them while they were still among us?
The statements related to some of the facts about your relationship with them lack reality and credibility.
Your immodesty related to Amine Kassouf ’s sister and her decision to continue working with you and not her own brother was based on the physical location of your office, which at that time was safer, and therefore, not a matter of choice for her, rather a need.
I therefore urge you to revisit your conscience and remedy the situation by meeting with the surviving members of the Nakhle and Kassouf families.
I also invite you to say a prayer and apologise by visiting the resting place of the deceased. Antoine Aad
Retreated with Respect