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Amazon Under Fire For Carrying 'Rape A Lot' T-Shirts! Yuck!

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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.]

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6 comments to “Amazon Under Fire For Carrying 'Rape A Lot' T-Shirts! Yuck!”

  1. 1

    everyone is trying to be so edgy and cool these days so retro and down right appalling the way its goin ..

  2. Eff SolidGoldBomb says – reply to this


    That's a bullsh*t excuse. They had other shirts that said things like Keep Calm and Choke Her as well, but not a single one of their thousands of "random designs" said something like Keep Calm and Choke HIM. Or Grope Him. Or Rape Him. So their supposed faulty algorithm directs rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence verbs toward random pronouns as long as those pronouns aren't male? Righttttt. If anyone believes that one let me know, because I've got a bridge I'd like to sell them.

  3. 3

    Ima buy one just to piss women off.

  4. 4

    Re: NookiesWA – You best be ready to meet my shotgun then.

  5. American says – reply to this


    It's called freedom of speech. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

  6. hot1tin1roof says – reply to this


    Re: American – How about a t-shirt with the words, "Keep Calm and Bomb It", or "Keep Calm and Fly a Plane into It", how would you feel about "freedom of speech" then?
    Stop hiding behind pissy notions of personal freedoms in the face of complete illegality, it's not becoming.