Why, why and why?!?
Last week's Dark Knight Rises Aurora, Colorado movie massacre has had us in awe, but ever since the shooting occurred, some retailers have been taking some not-so-practical approaches to the terrible tragedy.
First, an online store, Celeb Boutique used the massacre to hawk a dress, and then, CafePress was offering a thong as a form a respect.
WTF is going on?!?
The undergarment was available for $12.50 with a caption that read:
"Panty-minimalists love our casual thong that covers sweet spots without covering your assets; putting an end to panty-lines. This under-goodie is 'outta sight' in low-rise pants."
CafePress has however, removed the undies from their website and stated:
"CafePress is saddened by the tragedy in Aurora and our hearts go out to the victims and their families. As you may know, CafePress is a marketplace of merchandise designed by its users. Every day users upload an average 20,000 designs with topics ranging from political to humor to social commentary and everything in between. We believe this design was created by a user with the best of intentions, meant for a t-shirt or other similar product, in support of the victims. Unfortunately, at times, when uploading images users may inadvertently click the 'add to all products' button when they upload a design. In most cases this is fine, but as you can see, this design may have a different meaning when presented on a t-shirt than it does on other items. In this instance, CafePress has taken action and removed the design from inappropriate products. We hope that clears up any confusion about our service."
We're glad to hear that the string underwear was just a mistake, but with a situation like this, people should really be more careful.
[Image courtesy of CafePress.]
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