7/22/05

What we do for Friends

Our friend (she asked us to remain anonomous, so for the sake of this blog, we shall call her Vanessa) runs a site called Feministing.com (which is a really awesome site...make sure you check it out) with her sister and recently sent an email to us at BurnTees. It seems that Vanessa was a little unsettled by our "Can't Rape the Willing" design (which wasn't a first...my sister in law didn't love it so much either) and asked us to take it down. Normally, if this was a random person, we would have told them to go f*ck themselves..but, this wasn't a random person...this was our friend.

(Just for the record...when my sister in law asked, I originally said no for 2 reasons. 1) she is usually offended by things I find funny so this wasn't a surprise to me and 2) at the time, we had very few designs up so taking this one down meant removing about 15% of what we had.)

In case everyone hasn't seen it, this is what the design looked like:



Now, personally, I don't think the shirt is offensive, and I think that if you do take offense to it, you really don't understand it. I'm going to try to not go on much more about it because it's obviously a touchy subject and I don't want to say anything TOO stupid.

With all of that being said, we took it down because Vanessa asked us to...and Vanessa's awesome, so we can't ignore what she says (that, and she has a HUGE following over at feministing.com and we don't want them coming after us). And to anyone else out there who might have been offended (besides friends and family)....we don't care that much.

(please take note that we will still sell the shirt by request, but we will not be advertising it on our website. if you're interested in purchasing the shirt, you can email us at burntees@burntees.com)

Now, besides that, things are going great. We've recently added a bunch of new designs to the site, and there will be a bunch more coming. Make sure to sign up for the newsletter, check back often, and tell all of your friends about BurnTees.

4 comments:

BurnTees said...

Down with hoes, up with bros!

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of homos...go rape each other.

BurnTees said...

" What a bunch of homos...go rape each other."

wow...what hostility

mike v. said...

Sell outs.