Topman shows bad judgement in t-shirt design

These were so awful that I had to save them for posterity.

I’m not easily offended, I’m not a feminist in the least bit but I was truly bothered by these two t-shirt designs. Who in their right mind designed these and thought they’d be funny? The first seems to justify violent abuse and the second treats women as animals.

I love a funny t-shirt, but I can’t conceive how these were approved for print. You want good, funny t-shirts? Go to Threadless.com, not Topman.

 

3 responses to “Topman shows bad judgement in t-shirt design

  1. preppeller

    Oh come on… why jump to conclusions that the first t-shirt has ANYTHING to do with violence or fighting? It could quite easily apply to playing a prank or similar.

    I bet this shirt was also being sold as a girls t-shirt, in fact, if it was ONLY a girl’s t-shirt, nobody would have battered an eye lid at it.

    “justify violent abuse”… how ridiculous Vero.

  2. Ian

    Sorry to say friend, but you ARE a feminist. Well done to you!

    I’ve found that every woman is feminist to some degree. Irrespective of her protestations.

    I love it when the white boys come out to defend us like Preppeller. “We’re not evil. We are your friend. Women have achieved complete equality. Women just can’t take a joke.” Cracker please.

    Just found out about you yesterday. Loving Alfred. Keep up the good work.

    Sincerely,

    Ian
    (Feminist white boy from Texas)

  3. Alfred Fan

    To quote Caitlin Moran:

    “We need to reclaim the word ‘feminism’. We need the word ‘feminism’ back real bad. When statistics come in saying that only 29% of American women would describe themselves as feminist – and only 42% of British women – I used to think, What do you think feminism IS, ladies? What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? ‘Vogue’ by Madonna? Jeans? Did all that good shit GET ON YOUR NERVES? Or were you just DRUNK AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY?”

    Unrelated: Great work with Alfred

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