Retailer faces backlash over 'Porn Star' onesies


spaminator
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Retailer faces backlash over 'Porn Star' onesies
QMI Agency
First posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 11:07 AM EST | Updated: Saturday, November 22, 2014 11:28 AM EST
An online clothing store in the U.K. continues to sell baby blankets with the slogan ‘F--- Me Like A Pornstar’ and onesies with the words ‘Porn Star’ despite a massive online backlash.
As of Saturday morning, cafepress was still selling more than 130 items, including blankets, onesies and T-shirts for toddlers with slogans like ‘Liquor In The Front Poker In The Rear.’
“This content serves to reinforce women's second class status, as less than men, as mere objects for men's entertainment and gratification,” Caitlin Roper, of women’s rights group Collective Shout, told The Independent .
She said Cafe Press’ “pro-rape 'humour' trivializes crimes of violence against women,” and reduces a global issue affecting millions of women every day to a “punch line of a joke.
“I can't believe I even have to argue that sexualized or porn-inspired imagery and slogans on baby clothes and merchandise is unacceptable,” she added.
CURB, an organization working to abolish human trafficking and the sex trade in the Caribbean, tweeted: “Is there no Code of Ethics that exists to prevent merchants from developing slogans which promote #pedophilia.”
Roper told The Independent she was shocked by Cafe Press’ response to her concerns.
“They suggested I redirect my energy and instead of tweeting I should fill out reports. I countered that they should exercise some corporate social responsibility and asked if they were going to pay me to do their job for them.”
Roper tweeted: “According to @cafepress, it is the role of customers to regulate pro-rape material on their site #notbuyingit.’








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KiethB
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This is fairly sick to put a kid in. I don't care what adults chose to wear but no way for a baby with all the perverts out there.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Seems the simple solution is to not buy it and let the free market decide. No need to get huffy and triggered.
 
AnnaG
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Takes some pretty warped thinking to come up with stuff this, but yeah, I'd just not buy it.

Onsies, huh? We called them jumpers when our kids were small.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG View Post

Takes some pretty warped thinking to come up with stuff this, but yeah, I'd just not buy it.

Onsies, huh? We called them jumpers when our kids were small.

This is a British site. They tend to call stuff by silly names.
 
SLM
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That is beyond tasteless and inappropriate. I'm not normally one to call for a ban on anything, but this sh!t needs to be off the shelves and in an incinerator now.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

That is beyond tasteless and inappropriate. I'm not normally one to call for a ban on anything, but this sh!t needs to be off the shelves and in an incinerator now.

There is no law on taste or appropriateness. Putting on in will be a slippery slope because then somebody is defining taste and appropriateness.

Also, by banning or trying to ban you will increase demand. For example, I bet you more people have bought confederate flags since they were quazi-banned than in the same period immediately before.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

There is no law on taste or appropriateness. Putting on in will be a slippery slope because then somebody is defining taste and appropriateness.

Also, by banning or trying to ban you will increase demand. For example, I bet you more people have bought confederate flags since they were quazi-banned than in the same period immediately before.

Any parent that puts an infant in a Onesie that says she's a "Gang Bang Slu*t" needs a fukking slap upside the head.

With a sledgehammer.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Any parent that puts an infant in a Onesie that says she's a "Gang Bang Slu*t" needs a fukking slap upside the head.

With a sledgehammer.

I am not disagreeing with you on that. Think of the economic benefits to sledgehammer sales.