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ISeeWesen Thu 14-May-15 17:14:09

I've name changed for this because I've ranted about this to everyone who will listen.

Today I made a complaint about a clothing display in a blokes clothing shop. A stand right at the front of the shop which opens in to the main avenue of a shopping centre. On the stand were several sweatshirts each with an image on the front made to look like the cover of a porn mag. A naked young woman squatting with her legs wide apart, nipples covered by text but I think her vagina had just been blurred out. The sweatshirts were hanging at child's eye level, I know this because I had a child with me and they were at his eye level.

I collared a store assistant and at first and pointed out that it wasn't great to hang porn right in the faces of kids, he did move them but I don't know where.

The AIBU bit is this. WIBU to request that these sweaters be moved. And AIBU to think there needs to be common sense about displaying sweatshirts with these sorts of pictures on. If magazines with the same image have to be displayed on the top shelf, I don't see why sweatshirts where the images are much much bigger, should be allowed to be hung in at eye-level and in plain view of any passing child.

[Message from MNHQ - some of the links posted on this thread contain t-shirts with fairly graphic images.]

DoraGora Thu 14-May-15 17:19:09

Chances are they hadn't been there long. He'd have received complaints all day, otherwise. I think it's natural for a store assistant to hang the new range in the shop window. I'm not sure that he would have the nouce to know which range to hang where. I'd have thought someone more senior would make that judgement. If he hadn't been advised, and just took them out and hung them up, I'd not be surprised at all. Well done him for taking them down without argument, though.

Well done all round, really.

scalliondays Thu 14-May-15 17:21:14

Yanbu. Good for you for doing something. Of course the annoying thing is that once sold there will be people walking around in them - although that has the advantage of letting the rest of us know they are idiots...

PureMorning Thu 14-May-15 17:23:08

I worked In Clothes store

The staff didnt get to pick the displays, we had to put them up as head office described.

I'd email the company so they know too

ISeeWesen Thu 14-May-15 17:39:28

I'd email the company so they know too

Have done.

aliceitis Thu 14-May-15 17:56:46

YWNBU, and well done to you for speaking up. Children should not be exposed to lewd imagery.

BadgersArse Thu 14-May-15 17:58:13

which shop?

snowglobemouse Thu 14-May-15 17:59:10

YABU. just say 'it's for adults darling' and move on

I bet it's Blue Inc.
YWNBU, not acceptable at all.

TendonQueen Thu 14-May-15 18:01:03

Not on. Name the shop and we can all avoid it. Bet Everyday Sexism would be interested in picking this up too.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Thu 14-May-15 18:02:43

Well done for speaking up. What a shame you can't stop men with young children (or indeed anyone) from buying & wearing them.

formerbabe Thu 14-May-15 18:06:42

Yanbu...I was out recently and saw a guy wearing a time shirt emblazoned with a picture of a woman who was scantily clad...even worse he had his wife and kids with him. I made sure he saw the look of disgust on my face!

FirstWeTakeManhattan Thu 14-May-15 18:09:04

YANBU. Well done, OP. Completely unacceptable.

sausagedogsrus Thu 14-May-15 18:11:54

I can't decide if YABU without seeing a picture of said sweatshirts.

ISeeWesen Thu 14-May-15 18:35:50

It was Blue Inc, gosh, how did you know!

I didn't take a picture unfortunately.

HermioneWeasley Thu 14-May-15 18:39:18


BadgersArse Thu 14-May-15 18:43:53

its a bit gym lad, isnt it? The brand

Anyway. imagine wanting to walk out around the place with this on?
I cant fathom WHO would like it?
( lol at ' large minaj' - almost gynaecological)

BadgersArse Thu 14-May-15 18:44:10

tits ahoy!

BadgersArse Thu 14-May-15 18:46:40

He hehe the whole brand is the refuge of the style - less

HelenF350 Thu 14-May-15 18:59:23

I can't believe anyone actually wears these monstrosities! blush

TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 14-May-15 19:07:30

I guess it makes the dickheads easier to identify.

MsInterpreted Thu 14-May-15 19:10:22

I've seem plenty of these about. In my area they tend to be worn by ugly, rotund middle aged men. I have occasionally laughed and pointed, it has caused embarrassed shuffling and a couple of vain attempts to cover the image stretched out over their expansive stomachs.

What's the mindset behind it though?
Do the men who buy them wank while looking in a mirror?
Is it to enable other men to become aroused?

LindyHemming Thu 14-May-15 19:14:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Andrewofgg Thu 14-May-15 19:14:15

I'm an ugly, somewhat rotund and rather late middle-aged man and I'd rather gnaw my gonads off than wear such things.

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