the two tshirts above were recently removed from the topman website earlier today because of the amount of negative feedback they received.
topman then released this statement on facebook;
”We have received some negative feedback regarding two of our printed T-shirts. Whilst we would like to stress that these T-shirts were meant to be light-hearted and carried no serious meaning we have made the decision to remove these from store and online as soon as possible. We would like to apologise to those who may have been offended by these designs.”
i would like to know who came up with the idea to produce these tshirts with a slogan that is very disgusting and chauvinistic , my guess is that it’s probably someone who walks around happily with tshirts along the lines of ‘nice legs what time do they open’ or ‘show us your tits’ or ‘blow job or NO JOB’. Another thing that annoys me is that to produce a garment and getting it put on the shelf can be quite a long process, designs have to be evaluated and re-evaluated, did no one look at these items? or did a group of men all wearing their favourite sleazy slogan, sit in a meeting while this was produced and all laugh at it? ‘yeah that’ll be a great seller’
Who does topman aim their clothing at? 16-25 year olds? or younger? To me saying that your product was light-hearted with no serious meaning is saying that what it is implying is light hearted and with no serious meaning. No one should condone domestic violence, mistreatment, rape or sexism. We need to work together to stamp out this from being seen as ‘acceptable’. What is even worse is that on the facebook status men are wanting this tshirt because it’s banned. I know for a fact i will not feel embarrassed, more like obliged to say something to someone who is wearing one of these tshirts. I am not saying ‘all boys are idiots except from my boyfriend’ there are plenty of men who have been equally disgusted by the sale of this tshirt AND plenty of women who have said that they find them equally funny. well done indeed to everyone who worked together to remove this from the shelves/online lets keep it that way. Topman needs to seriously reconsider who their target audience is, is it young men or is it raising the sleezebags of the future?