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(Yahoo)   Amazon.com: In hindsight, perhaps selling "Keep Calm and Rape a Lot" and "Keep Calm and Hit Her" t-shirts probably weren't a great idea   (uk.news.yahoo.com) divider line 81
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2013-03-02 03:52:49 PM  

ultraholland: y'all remember the Big Johnson t-shirts? Trashy people wear trashy clothing.


A t-shirt for your Johnson? That's not big, that's huge.
 
2013-03-02 03:58:29 PM  

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 661x136]

And real journalists and news sources have editors who have at least a perfunctory command of grammar.


The John Prescott quote, at least, is probably verbatim.
 
2013-03-02 04:01:42 PM  
Well someone at Amazon got a hold of Japanese hentai.  That's some farked up brain washing
 
2013-03-02 04:16:16 PM  
No jokes about anything are funny.
 
2013-03-02 04:21:23 PM  

DubyaHater: "There partner"??


It's how you know it's authentic outrage. Y'know, from the proles.
 
2013-03-02 04:37:54 PM  
Phoenix87ta : Strangely enough, Amazon is not the United States government, and can refuse to sell or allow to be sold through their Marketplace any damned thing they'd like.

The question was "where do you draw the line".

And I responded with where I draw the line, I am neither the United States government or Amazon.
 
2013-03-02 04:40:30 PM  

lordargent: It's free speech, so you don't draw a line.


No, but unpopular speech has consequences, and people are much less likely to buy from a company that is OK with pro-rape messages. The doctrine of free speech only protects you from government censorship. Any self-respecting company has to have standards of some sort. Now if Amazon wants to say they are promoting free speech by allowing absolutely anything on their shirts, then that's another thing entirely.

I swear, people don't understand the basics of free speech anymore...
 
2013-03-02 05:09:22 PM  

Moonlight Sonata: Those t-shirts are disgusting. But I see this is still available for sale on Amazon:

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boys-Stupid-Throw-Rocks-Them/dp/0761135936

It's clearly much milder, but where do you draw the line?


cache.gawker.com
The line must be drawn heah! This far! No furthah!
 
2013-03-02 05:26:30 PM  
This seller is a print-to-order T-Shirt company that automatically generates hundreds of thousands of options, running through every verb-noun combination in the dictionary.

No actually human designed this. And it's all been smacked down by Amazon as soon as it was discovered.

Total non-story (unless "Programmer fails to take out questionable words from a 40,000 word list" is now a story).


/although it says "rape", teehee.
 
2013-03-02 05:31:53 PM  

FlashHarry: Skail: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

I'd question more whether it was actually Amazon or just someone who made a Marketplace store.  Much like how so many people are all "OMG DAILY KOS/REDSTATE SAYS _____!!1!" when it's actually a comment from some random individual in the forums.

i'm guessing you're right. though they should probably vet stuff before they allow it to be sold under their name. i'm no fan of censorship, but if i were amazon, i wouldn't let that sort of stuff sully my brand name.


Yes, but there's also the stand point of practicality; Amazon has a LOT of freaking listings and a lot of companies have programs to mass list a huge amount of inventory.   They likely don't want to have to employ dozens of people just to approve things.

Imagine Ebay having to do the same.  It's just not practical without a huge labor force.

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 661x136]

And real journalists and news sources have editors who have at least a perfunctory command of grammar.


What jackasses.  They honestly think Amazon's corporate board sat down and voted "rape rape rape" ?
 
2013-03-02 05:34:31 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: FlashHarry: Skail: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

I'd question more whether it was actually Amazon or just someone who made a Marketplace store.  Much like how so many people are all "OMG DAILY KOS/REDSTATE SAYS _____!!1!" when it's actually a comment from some random individual in the forums.

i'm guessing you're right. though they should probably vet stuff before they allow it to be sold under their name. i'm no fan of censorship, but if i were amazon, i wouldn't let that sort of stuff sully my brand name.

Yes, but there's also the stand point of practicality; Amazon has a LOT of freaking listings and a lot of companies have programs to mass list a huge amount of inventory.   They likely don't want to have to employ dozens of people just to approve things.

Imagine Ebay having to do the same.  It's just not practical without a huge labor force.

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 661x136]

And real journalists and news sources have editors who have at least a perfunctory command of grammar.

What jackasses.  They honestly think Amazon's corporate board sat down and voted "rape rape rape" ?


Looks like this one small-time company had hundreds of thousands alone.
 
2013-03-02 06:30:09 PM  
This is an excellent idea if it is properly marketed.  Like maybe to a Genghis Khan fan club.
 
2013-03-02 06:39:25 PM  

Hoopy Frood: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

Kobe Bryant and Chris Brown?


Normally, I would find the shirts offensive (having gotten out of a domestic violence relationship a few years ago myself), but even I have to admit, this post is damned funny.
 
2013-03-02 07:01:30 PM  
Fireproof : No, but unpopular speech has consequences, and people are much less likely to buy from a company that is OK with pro-rape messages.

Beause people are stupid and this is basically a case of "somebody saw it so better fix it".

Meanwhile, over at the amazon book store.

"Forced Awakening (Forced, farked, and Bred Trilogy Part 1) [Kindle Edition]"
ecx.images-amazon.com

// yes, I know that "Free Speech" protects you against censorship by the government and doesn't apply to corporations. But there's nothing wrong with me wanting free speech to apply elsewhere as well. Point is, no matter the topic, someone somewhere is going to take offense with it. It's not good for a society to kotow to the sensibilities of these folks. This is how you end up with stupid blue laws.

If people don't want it' don't buy it, and if people don't buy it, it won't make enough money and it will go away.

// and yes, I understand why Amazon would pull it, but as I said in a previous post, the question was "Where do you draw the line.", and the answer is "I don't draw a line".
 
2013-03-02 07:01:40 PM  

LarryDan43: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.


List of Republicans in Congress

I'd ask if the logic on that vote--particularly in states with reservations--was due to the provision allowing non-Indians accused of assaulting Indians to be tried in tribal, not U.S. State or Federal, courts before assuming unequivocally that it has to do with women-hating or anti-LGBT sentiment (which is, of course, always a possibility, given the party politics involved).

I wholeheartedly support VAWA in principle, but I do not support all of its provisions--and even though I am Indian, I do not support the idea that American citizens who are not subject to tribal law should be subject to tribal courts on the accusation of a female member of the tribe that an assault occurred on tribal lands.
 
2013-03-02 08:49:12 PM  

Skanque: Hmmm.... I guess now isn't the time to introduce my new product, "Rape Soda™"


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2013-03-02 09:03:57 PM  
What else do you expect from a culture which grows rapeseed willy-nilly.  DID YOU PEOPLE THINK THAT WOULD HAVE NO EFFECT ON SOCIETY?!
 
2013-03-02 09:51:25 PM  
I dont see what the big deal is.  While I wouldnt wear one out in public the shirts are kinda funny.  If someone wants to buy one then more power to them.
 
2013-03-02 09:57:03 PM  
Why is no one pointing out that they T-shirt company claims the slogan was randomly generated by a computer and that they just didn't catch it?

First of all, THERE'S A PICTURE OF IT. Someone took the picture. Someone let this get past the part where the computer makes it up for them.

Second, who the f♥ck uses a computer to randomly come up with T-shirt slogans?

Third, when they shipped them, they had to LOOK at them. Did no one in the entire company ever look at the product they were offering?

Acting like they were completely unaware of this offending slogan is just idiotic. There's no way they marketed and sold something without at least a few people seeing the thing before it ended up in customers' mailboxes.
 
2013-03-02 10:14:39 PM  
ZeroCorpse: Acting like they were completely unaware of this offending slogan is just idiotic.

Don't like it? Don't buy it.

If someone else buys it and wears it, then you've got a clear sign as to the type of person who is wearing the shirt, curse at them a little if it makes you feel better.

Other potentially offensive rape related things found on amazon.

ecx.images-amazon.com

Rape my biatch (music) (can't link because 'biatch' is in the URL and fark censors that :P )

Feels Like Rape (music)

What makes one medium fine while another isn't allowed?

// life is a lot easier if you don't go around getting offended at every little thing. I mean hey, I'm not promoting or supporting rape either, but a t-shirt is just a t-shirt and a dumbass who buys said t-shirt is just a dumbass.
 
2013-03-02 11:50:25 PM  
Frankly I'm sick of ALL that "Keep Calm" shiat.
 
2013-03-03 12:03:57 AM  

Skanque: Hmmm.... I guess now isn't the time to introduce my new product, "Rape Soda™"


No, no, Grape Soda.  With a G.  Big difference.
 
2013-03-03 12:06:39 AM  
Altitude5280: Frankly I'm sick of ALL that "Keep Calm" shiat.

Thank you!
 
2013-03-03 02:18:15 AM  

Altitude5280: Frankly I'm sick of ALL that "Keep Calm" shiat.


keep calm and eat cardboard

sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2013-03-03 03:07:00 AM  

lordargent: What makes one medium fine while another isn't allowed?


nancyboys haven't gotten a chance to get their twats all atwitter over it yet.
 
2013-03-03 03:48:59 AM  

LarryDan43: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

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That would have been my guess.
 
2013-03-03 09:01:44 AM  

Moonlight Sonata: Those t-shirts are disgusting. But I see this is still available for sale on Amazon:

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boys-Stupid-Throw-Rocks-Them/dp/0761135936

It's clearly much milder, but where do you draw the line?


Don't you understand? It's okay when it's done to men.
 
2013-03-03 03:26:08 PM  
 
2013-03-03 05:28:50 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Why is no one pointing out that they T-shirt company claims the slogan was randomly generated by a computer and that they just didn't catch it?

First of all, THERE'S A PICTURE OF IT. Someone took the picture. Someone let this get past the part where the computer makes it up for them.

Second, who the f♥ck uses a computer to randomly come up with T-shirt slogans?

Third, when they shipped them, they had to LOOK at them. Did no one in the entire company ever look at the product they were offering?

Acting like they were completely unaware of this offending slogan is just idiotic. There's no way they marketed and sold something without at least a few people seeing the thing before it ended up in customers' mailboxes.


That isn't a photo, it's an auto-generated mock-up.

The item has never been sold, hence has never been made.


I'm not sure you've grasped how this all works.
 
2013-03-04 03:58:50 PM  

FlashHarry: Skail: I tend to agree, but it would be like suggesting Google should censor their results for a search.  I'm not a fan of censorship under any terms, even when the material is goddamned heinous.  From a business perspective, I totally agree with you.

i'm not saying they shouldn't be allowed to be purchased. i just think, from a business standpoint, it doesn't make sense for amazon to sell them. now selling them on www.imafarkingdouchebag.com, i have no problem with.


So you are implying that Amazon should be a wholesome, family marketplace.  And that it's totally fine to sell things that are not family/wholesome, as long as Amazon doesn't do it, because...amazon?

You fail.  You fail logic, common sense and capitalism.
 
2013-03-04 05:20:47 PM  

Fireproof: No, but unpopular speech has consequences, and people are much less likely to buy from a company that is OK with pro-rape messages.


Do you see that as a pro-rape message?
 
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