We're learning more about this terrible tragedy.
You've seen them everywhere, but not like this!
The "Keep Calm and Carry On" parody T-shirts are all over the place, but this time they went too far!
Amazon is being lambasted by women's groups for carrying T-shirts with the slogans "Keep Calm and Rape a Lot" and "Keep Calm and Rape Them".
Ugh! Why would anyone create such a disgusting slogan, even as a joke??
Michael Fowler, the founder of T-shirt company Solid Gold Bomb, explains that this wasn't something anyone came up with and decided to print. How?
Apparently all of the "Keep Calm and…" shirts were generated randomly by computer! The program just grabbed verbs of four or five letters that would fit the design, and rape was an unfortunate occurrence that no one noticed! He says:
"These items sat online and on non-indexed servers for the last year and myself and our company had no idea of the issue…
Had these items ever sold, we would have immediately pulled the series and are doing so on our own and Amazon channels worldwide…
Again, this was never my intention and I am extremely sorry for the trouble this carelessness has caused."
Well, we're certainly glad no one actually intended to make shirts that condoned rape. But honestly, how could someone be careless enough not to notice?
[Image courtesy of Solid Gold Bomb.]