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Friday, November 04, 2005

Who Needs Brains...

Abercrombie and Fitch is coming under fire for a new set of t-shirts, which have slogans like "Who Needs Brains, When I Have These", "Available for Parties" and "I Had a Nightmare I Was A Brunette".

Some girls in Pennsylvania have started a 'girlcott' of the shirts, and the retailer, calling them degrading. I personally think they are funny, as do a number of young women who've been interviewed by the media the last few days.I can still understand why some folks don't like them, and I totally support the young ladies right to hold the retailer to the fire.

However, I don't like the idea of the Pennsylvania State Senate passing a resolution to stop the sale, which is what they are considering. That folks, is bording on a violation of the First Amendment, when the government decides what slogans a company can put on a t-shirt. While the resolution wouldn't hold the weight of law in a court, government pressure is still pretty heavy.

I'd suggest that State Senator Steve Rauschenberger, the voice of the resolution, change it to a resolution supporting the "girlcott" of Abercrombie.
More links and commentary available at Don Surber's Blog


Blogger MissingLink said...

To me Che Guevara t-shirt are REALLY offensive.
(Imagine promoting an image of a mass murderer on your chest)
Still I would never ever even dream about passing a law delegalizing wearing it.
How absolutely STUPID!!

5:26 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Yeah, I can see A&F in court with that one in about a millisecond. My thought is don't like it, don't buy it.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I couldn't care less about the shirt. I like what's in it!

9:01 PM  

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