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Awful horrible (possibly triggering) t shirt on Amazon Marketplace

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ediblewoman Fri 01-Mar-13 21:46:38

Please can we repeat the earlier success and see if we can get Amazon to remove this from sale foul

Doctrine mentioned it on the earlier thread but I felt like we needed a bit more focus. Should I post in chat too?

I have emailed already.

Grockle Fri 01-Mar-13 23:05:28



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AbigailAdams Fri 01-Mar-13 23:12:58

Retweeted too. Incredible that anybody thought this was acceptable. Well incredible probably isn't the right word. Despairing is more like it.

scottishmummy Fri 01-Mar-13 23:16:35

That is vile,aghast any could wear such an item

MmeLindor Fri 01-Mar-13 23:25:08

The twitter account of SolidGoldBomb is so funny. They obviously don't use it at all, and have just 4 followers. They will get a shock when they look at their @mentions column.

Lifeisontheup Fri 01-Mar-13 23:30:54

Amazon have told me they will be removing it. We will wait and see....

Arcadia Fri 01-Mar-13 23:39:10

Sadly not the first time

LineRunner Fri 01-Mar-13 23:39:35

Just adding my voice that the product is fucking disguting and Amazon should get a grip on the products it allows to be listed.

Arcadia Fri 01-Mar-13 23:40:39

And again

ediblewoman Fri 01-Mar-13 23:59:25

I am so impressed by the incredible social networking skills of everyone, it is so empowering to know that together we have a powerful voice. Thank you

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Sat 02-Mar-13 00:31:50

Wow, thanks edible and everyone!

Sunnywithshowers Sat 02-Mar-13 01:08:06

Have you seen this? For once, the Daily Fail does the right thing.

Darkesteyes Sat 02-Mar-13 01:24:24

Ive been tweeting about this too. And on the other thread in chat. I e mailed the CEO of Amazon and solid gold bomb who have now removed their fb page.

But this has appeared in my timeline....

HairyHandedTrucker Sat 02-Mar-13 03:47:16

a computer error? hmm

JambalayaCodfishPie Sat 02-Mar-13 07:57:18

From Sky News

'Keep Calm And Rape' T-Shirts 'A Mistake'

Solid Gold Bomb said it had received death threats after the garments were advertised by the seller on Amazon's website.

The T-shirt makers' Twitter account was bombarded with scores of angry messages - many of which said: "Rape is not a joke."

But a statement on the Solid Gold Bomb website insisted the offensive slogans had been "automatically generated using a scripted computer process running against hundreds of thousands of dictionary words".
"Needless to say, receiving death threats is certainly uncalled for as there was no intention of wrongdoing in any manner," the statement said.

"We're sorry for the ill-feeling this has caused! We're doing our best here to fix the problem.
"Any offensive items that are remaining are certainly in the deletion queue and will be removed as soon as the processing is complete."

The company said the scripted programming process that created the slogan was compiled by "only one member of our staff", but that it "accepted the responsibility of the error".

Other slogans reportedly available on the T-shirts appeared to support the claim they were at least partly randomly-generated, including 'Keep Calm And Rape In'.

A series of critical reviews were also posted on the Amazon website page showing the T-shirts.
One, from a person under the username 'Sickened', said: "Not even slightly amusing. Disgusted. I will be boycotting amazon until this item is withdrawn! It is offensive, in extremely poor taste and could be very triggering for any victims of abuse."

A spokesman for Amazon UK told Sky News: "I can confirm that those items are not available for sale."

AbigailAdams Sat 02-Mar-13 08:16:09

Here is the CEO of American Apparel whose t-shirts Solid Gold Bomb use. Delightful.

AbigailAdams Sat 02-Mar-13 08:20:07

All boys together.

harryhausen Sat 02-Mar-13 08:57:26

Here's a different one encouraging DVhmm

Words fail me.

harryhausen Sat 02-Mar-13 08:58:00

Sorry, the links not clickable. I'll try again.

harryhausen Sat 02-Mar-13 09:01:18

It says "Keep Calm and Hit Her"


harryhausen Sat 02-Mar-13 09:02:51

Funny how all the 'random' computer generated slogans all seem to advocate violence against women? Very misogynist computer I guess.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Sat 02-Mar-13 09:21:33

I would be really surprised if there was a computer programme that allowed ALL "Keep Calm and..." verb/preposition combos as it would
have millions of outputs - there must have been some rules applied or they'd have things like "Keep Calm and Iron Up" "Keep Calm and Clean Over" etc etc.

LineRunner Sat 02-Mar-13 09:58:16

And of all those outputs, I presume that the company staff choose which ones they actually manufacture?

It's not like a computer picks them, puts them on a tailor's dummy, takes pictures of them, decides the price and does the listings.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Sat 02-Mar-13 10:20:54

Line, I do think in this case the actual items are computer mock ups of the "your text here" variety. Not sure that's the same for the Amazon tshirts though.

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