Just popped onto one of my favourite sites Asos and was really surprised to come across this vest top
I just thought that the reason behind it all was really out of order. What about people that are deaf??? Isn't this going to offend them when they see it.
Has hit a raw nerve with me as ds is in a school that has a hearing impaired unit and one of his good friend is deaf. I also have a friend whose ds is deaf.
I just find it so offensive and unnecessary. I also find it and feel too.
Trying to find an e-mail address so I can complain [angry
Sorry, might be being provocative here, don't know if it's just me, but this t-shirt doesn't really offend me terribly, not like those baby t-shirts we saw recently. It might be different if I knew a deaf person I suppose. Sorry .
It doesn't offend me hugely, in fact I think quite a few of members of the deaf community may find it quite amusing, tbh. It is a bit unnecessary, I agree, but nor am I 'get out of my pram' angry about it.
I think the fact that they've had to reduce it to less than half-price says it all tbh. It's tacky and no-one really wants to buy this kind of cr@p.
I don't find it particularly offensive as such, but I wouldn't say that I found it amusing either. I don't know why they advertise it as something to wear in nightclubs. It looks like the sort of thing that might possibly appeal to a group of 12yr-olds.
Just pointless to have rude slogans on your clothes IMO.
My school has a hearing impaired unit. I was once teaching a class which included HIU kids when their head of year came in to give the class a stern warning about something or other. He made his point and then said "and for those of you who are hard of hearing I'll say that again." Afterwards he said he was mortified when he realised what an insensitive figure of speech he'd used and went to find the girls to apologise - as soon as he approached them they were giggling - they'd found it really funny (but I think were glad he'd apologised).
I think what people are saying is right - a stupid thing to put on a T-shirt, but it is the general tackiness that is the main issue!
I'm not offended by the deaf bit of it. Deafness runs in my family, so I'm resigned to the fact that I'll be deaf in about twenty years (my mother and two aunts are partially deaf (one more than the other) and my grandmother got progressively deafer as she got older - it appears to be a progressively worsening condition in my family).
I just don't see why announcing that you're not deaf is very offensive. Lucky you, I guess. OTOH, announcing that you're ignoring someone is deliberately offensive, and that's what I don't like about these tacky T shirts. It's the sheer aggression of them in a society where road rage and impatience is coming to be socially acceptable that I dislike quite intensely.
I think it's the "I am not deaf, I'm ignoring you". that has annoyed me. I can't explain why but knowing children that are deaf and knowing the impact it has on them has made me feel offended.
Another way to put it is what if someone was slouching around and didn't get up and had something like "I am not disabled, just lazy" on it. Sorry to use that as an example but it's the first to come to my head. Is that acceptable????
IMO no and I think it's the same.
with you on this Bloss.
I hate slogan T-shirts.
a friend of mine has a tee shirt with
"You've been a naughty boy.Now go to my room." written on it.
J asked her what her T-shirt said so she told him....he was so worried that he had done something wrong and still to this day he always remembers the t-shirt whenever she comes to the house.It's such a shame he has associated something bad with such a lovely person...but he cant see past that.
Hello Jaysmum Knew you'd agree with me as we do think alike! Jay is like dd in that he takes everything literal!
Being a parent of a special needs child I know what a hard world we live in and how hard it is for my dd to fit into society. That's why things like this make my blood boil