This Clothing Brand Is Getting Backlash For Listing Sexual Assault Predators On Its Apparel [Photos]
A clothing brand from New York and Toronto, has put out a shirt that has a lot of women raising eyebrows. ‘Maybe don’t sell shirts profiting off victims, this is gross,’ a Twitter user said.
By Admin on December 13, 2017
Meg Shops, a clothing brand from New York and Toronto, has put out a shirt that has a lot of women raising eyebrows.
Their “Knockin ‘Em Down Tour” apparel (available in both t-shirt and sweatshirt) lists off the names of famous celebrities who have been accused of sexual assault.
The clothing was used to bring light to the subject, with $10 from every sale going to or support the New York Alliance Against Sexual Assault and Women’s Support Network of York Region, Ontario.
— meg shops (@MegShops) December 6, 2017
However, the brand has faced a backlash from customers accusing it of ‘capitalising on pain’.
Twitter users have expressed their disgust, with one saying ‘Maybe don’t sell shirts profiting off victims, this is gross.’
This gave me chest pains , this isn't a basketball team like please stop this isn't okay at all, I hope nobody buys them.
— kat🥀 (@goddessyouthh) December 8, 2017
this is in such bad taste. how about we don't capitalize off of the trauma and pain of survivors? whoever came up with this idea really didn't think this through.
— lisa (@lilbiscachty) December 8, 2017
The brand, set up in 1994 by Megan Kinney prides itself on being ‘made for women by women’.
According to its website, the brand’s mission is to ’empower women through fashion and impact our communities by stocking woman owned accessory brands, supporting neighborhood schools, local factories and print shops as well as fundraising for important causes such as Planned Parenthood.’