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Amazon Slammed for Selling T-Shirts Promoting Violence Against Women

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Screen shot 2013-03-04 at 2.53.27 PMReported by Malcolm Morrow

Is anything shocking anymore these days? A company that was operating through Amazon.com released a collection of shirts featuring promotion of r@pe and other violent acts against women. The company, Solid Gold Bomb, released shirts that featured a play on the popular World War 2 slogan “ Keep Calm and Carry On,” which has seen a major resurgence in recent months.

The shirts featured slogans such as “Keep Calm and R@pe Them” and “Keep Calm and Knife Her.” Amazon users began reporting the company and their products in droves. Solid Gold Bomb claims that the shirts were randomly generated by a computer program that utilized words in the dictionary. Which has many people questioning how could the computer program post such designs on the site without the owner knowing.

Wouldn’t there have to be some sort of approval process in place to keep things like this from happening? Company founder, Michael Fowler stated, “No words can express how I feel about what has occurred and in no way do I condone or promote this serious issue. Both myself and our company and it’s associated Solid Gold Bomb brand have never had any intention of the spread of violent slogans or even poor taste humor t-shirts. This was a computer error of my creation and I accept my responsibility in the matter.”

Do you believe it was a computer glitch?

Malcolm Morrow, a Your Black World Network contributor, is a senior, criminal justice major at The University of Southern Miss