Looking for a new tee shirt? Maybe you’ll find a nice one on Etsy.com, where you could pick up tees reading “Five-Year-Old Slut Seeking Sugar Daddy,” “I’m A Sensitive Guy, I Only Rape Pregnant Women,” “My Daddy Loved Me Right Even Paid For The Abortion,” “Playing My Tambourine On Main Street Leering At Little Girls,” “Autumn Is Perfect For Date Rape,” “In Many Asian Cultures Poor Driving Is A Sign Of Fertility,” “Saving Myself For A Skanky Loose-A00ed Ivy League Grad,” “Invite Me To Your Gala, I’ll A-0-0-Rape Everybody,” or “Stalking You Because Nobody Else Will.” Each is available for $12.99 from the seller F Your T.
If you think that racist and sexually violent tee shirts don’t belong on Etsy.com, you can sign this Change.org petition to address Etsy’s community management. And stop shopping on Etsy. [Change.org]
Another election is four years away? Blerg. At least we’ve got plenty of time to convince Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to make the Poehler/Fey ticket actually happen. (Although, would it be great if they launched their campaign while hosting Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards?) Those bitches would get stuff done and wear sweatshirts and sensible shoes while doing it. Just think: instead of war we’d have “page offs” and we’d squeeze our mind grapes to solve real problems in America. Liberty, justice and Cheesy Blasters for all. Vote Poehler/Fey, 2016! [$20, Busted Tees]
Old Navy wanted to create a line of sports-enthused tees to pander to fans of virtually any team. So they partnered with SuperFan Nation to create a line of more than 70 tees representing colleges from across the United States. Sounds like a wise marketing move. Except Old Navy made the fatal mistake of not proofreading their T-shirts before sending them into production. Notice anything a bit off about the spirited “Lets Go Dawgs” and “Lets Go Rebels” shirts posted above? Oh that’s right. The shirts are missing an apostrophe on “let’s.” The clothing retailer wouldn’t say whether it bothered going to each university to gain logo approval, but it’s safe to say somebody really dropped the ball. In the meantime, if you’d like to grab a special grammatically incorrect version of your school’s team shirt, act fast. “To ensure Old Navy customers can enjoy this collection fully,” said a statement from the company, “we’re replacing the faulty Ts at our stores and online as soon as possible.” [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
You’ve got to wonder, sometimes, what marketing people are thinking when they make decisions like the one Brit company Zazzle made to allow a children’s T-shirt to be sold with the words “Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels.” When the T first came to light, Zazzle claimed that it was simply “a custom products platform, it enables all users to create their own products that feature their own content. In this way, Zazzle is an outlet for users to express their personal opinions and viewpoints.” In effect, it was simply a platform for users, but not responsible for what users created with its platform. Well, Zazzle’s card has been pulled by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, who have deemed the shirts “harmful to children.”
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This week, mini-moguls Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen launched Stylemint, their line of curated T-shirts. It works similarly to its sister company, Jewelmint, run by actress Kate Bosworth and stylist Cher Coulter, where members sign up to get exclusive pieces of jewelry sent to them each month. With the Olsen’s Stylemint, the tees will sell for an actually affordable $29.99 each, and the more you buy, the more specific your style recommendations will get. We are not big T-shirt wearers, so this doesn’t sound particularly compelling, but given the Olsen’s success with clothing lines Elizabeth & James and The Row, these probably won’t be your average tees. Would you bother buying tees online? Even if they’re curated by style icons Mary Kate and Ashley? [Stylemint] Keep reading »