Utah mother says store's T-shirts are 'indecent,' buys them all to remove window display

  • Article by: BRADY McCOMBS , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 18, 2014 - 6:55 PM

SALT LAKE CITY — A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.

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ollie3Feb. 18, 14 2:17 PM

Buy all their shirts, that'll show 'em!

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MacFeb. 18, 14 2:23 PM

They should update their return policy to not allow this lady to return any of those shirts. I'd love to see her stuck with all 18 shirts! Sure glad I don't live in that town.

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endothermFeb. 18, 14 2:27 PM

Well, she just gave the company a bunch of free publicity and made the shirts way more interesting. I am sure that people who never would have otherwise seen them are now checking them out online. Censorship almost always backfires.

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bobblumenfelFeb. 18, 14 2:40 PM

"I hope my efforts will inspire others to speak up within their communities," Cox said in an email. "You don't have to purchase $600 worth of T-shirts," ---- Not "purchase." Lay out the money and ask for it back later.

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jhbensenFeb. 18, 14 2:49 PM

PacSun should be sending a thank you letter to this wonderful example of an ethical person. But, wait a minute, spend the money then later return for a refund what exactly are you teaching your children, mommy!

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eej003Feb. 18, 14 2:56 PM

If I were a corporation with a business in this town, I would withdraw my store instead of caving in to these ant-first amendment nuts. They obviously don't care about the benefits of jobs in their local economy, so maybe a massive exodus of business will teach them a lesson. If not, these people can continue living in the eighteenth century and feign outrage whenever they become offended by something which doesn't affect them. The leaders of this town are the exact reason the Republican party has such a negative connotation in most of the country where the laws aren't crafted with religious purposes in mind.

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gemie1Feb. 18, 14 3:14 PM

I realize it is first amendment here, but these t-shirts are demeaning to women. Let's hope young people do not think these images are of the ideal woman. I do not like the t-shirts, but it really more about parents teaching their children and if no one buys these shirts, they will stop making them.

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colenickmainFeb. 18, 14 3:16 PM

Republican Party? Why jump to conclusions so quickly, eej003? What about this woman makes you think she works for or represents the Republican Party? Are you that sick in the head that anytime someone hold a veiwpoint that contradicts your own, that you automatically assume they must be an "evil Republican?" This woman sounds to me like a mother who is fed up with clothing stores directly targeting her minor children with hyper-sexualized images. I bet more people boycott PacSun after hearing about this than those that will go an by those over-priced, female objectifying t-shirts.

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colenickmainFeb. 18, 14 3:17 PM

Republican Party? Why jump to conclusions so quickly, eej003? What about this woman makes you think she works for or represents the Republican Party? Are you that sick in the head that anytime someone hold a veiwpoint that contradicts your own, that you automatically assume they must be an "evil Republican?" This woman sounds to me like a mother who is fed up with clothing stores directly targeting her minor children with hyper-sexualized images. I bet more people boycott PacSun after hearing about this than those that will go an by those over-priced, female objectifying t-shirts.

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Chaser892Feb. 18, 14 3:17 PM

The truly offensive aspect of this story is not the images on the t-shirts, but the fact that the store is charging $28 apiece for them.

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