Shirt One: “I’m so sorry, but…. you provoked, I was drunk, I was having a bad day, I hate you, I didn’t mean it, I couldn’t help it.”
Making excuses for rape? No.
Shirt Two: ”Nice New Girlfriend. What Breed is She?
Likening women to dogs and cattle.
The Topman Company’s Apology: “Whilst we should 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 on-line as soon as possible.”
Light heartened with no serious meaning? Glamorizing sexual violence (for the first shirt) is serious. There is NO EXCUSE for rape! In addition, comparing women to animals is never acceptable.
The t-shirts are no longer available for sale but I am disgusted that were ever design concepts!
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