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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 17
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2013-03-02 08:33:42 AM
4 votes:
who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.
2013-03-02 01:56:24 PM
3 votes:
Those t-shirts are disgusting. But I see this is still available for sale on Amazon:

ecx.images-amazon.com

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

It's clearly much milder, but where do you draw the line?
2013-03-02 08:42:47 AM
3 votes:

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.
2013-03-02 03:46:08 PM
2 votes:

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


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.
2013-03-02 02:38:19 PM
2 votes:

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

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


That was a direct quote from Amazon's review page they were showing. You're not allowed to edit direct quotes from printed sources.
2013-03-02 02:24:01 PM
2 votes:

noitsnot: They read horribly.  I would go with "Remain Calm" or "Stay Calm".


Your history and meme knowledge is horrible.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Calm_and_Carry_On
2013-03-02 08:35:59 AM
2 votes:

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.
2013-03-02 11:50:25 PM
1 votes:
Frankly I'm sick of ALL that "Keep Calm" shiat.
2013-03-02 08:49:12 PM
1 votes:

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


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2013-03-02 04:40:30 PM
1 votes:

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 03:01:25 PM
1 votes:

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


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2013-03-02 02:41:11 PM
1 votes:
Oh, and the way Amazon's "marketplace" system works, there are literally hundreds of thousands of doofuses selling their crap on Amazon. Amazon cannot possibly be expected to catch every shops crappy little item that slips under the radar. That's why there's a system where customers can report offensive things. Which is what happened, and Amazon removed the offending item.
2013-03-02 02:07:03 PM
1 votes:

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

 I have seen guys wearing "PORN STAR" t-shirts so you never know.

Of course that is a legal occupation. Rape and domestic abuse isn't legal.


True, but I was just talking about taste in clothing and what kind of person would wear something like that.
2013-03-02 02:05:40 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

And real journalists and news sources have editors who have at least a perfunctory command of grammar.
2013-03-02 01:54:54 PM
1 votes:
y'all remember the Big Johnson t-shirts? Trashy people wear trashy clothing.
2013-03-02 08:40:32 AM
1 votes:
FlashHarry:

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.

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.
2013-03-02 08:37:32 AM
1 votes:

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.
 
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