2/26/06

Our First Hate Mail

So, we've been at this for a while, but we just hit a new milestone here at BurnTees.com that I just HAD to share with everyone. This month, CafePress featured our Jesus Saves design (found here) and it's been really great for us...we couldn't be happier and more appreciative towards CafePress for featuring us. A day after the CafePress newsletter was sent out to the mailing list, we received the following email. Note that I have not modified this in ANY way:

I know everyone has a right to do as they please, so I'm exercising my rights to stop getting any advertisements from CafePress because of your Tee shirts. The one about Jesus was offensive and I do believe that people like you that make fun of Jesus and little jokes like that will one day have to pay. I'm not perfect and I have done a lot of things that I'm sure God didn't approve of but one thing I have NOT EVER done is to poke fun of Jesus or use him in a joke. Please don't bother to respond to this email.

From Ray and Shirley "Live Life to the fullest.


My first reaction? Write back to them, tell them they're fucking crazy and get into a great argument in which I KNOW I'd be amused. Instead, I took the higher road and just posted the email in the CafePress forum :) The reaction to the email from everyone was pretty much the same as mine but the thread was soon shut down for reasons beyond me. Since that's the case, I thought I'd post the email here in the BurnTees blog where as far as I'm concerned...I run the show...and I can do WHATEVER THE FUCK I WANT.

So, let's begin....I know everyone has a right to do as they please, so I'm exercising my rights to stop getting any advertisements from CafePress because of your Tee shirts". If my t shirt was the first one to offend you, I really don't know where you've been. Why don't you look around the CP marketplace and get back to me on where this design ranks.

"The one about Jesus was offensive and I do believe that people like you that make fun of Jesus and little jokes like that will one day have to pay." First off...where did i MAKE FUN of Jesus? Did I call him Jebus? Did I call him Big Daddy J? Second of all....I'll one day have to pay?! ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!?!? By saying this, you're basically calling yourself an ignorant bigot who doesn't respect what anyone else believes in.

"I'm not perfect and I have done a lot of things that I'm sure God didn't approve of but one thing I have NOT EVER done is to poke fun of Jesus or use him in a joke." Well, I guess you're just a better person than me....but I'm sure you know that already. However, if you were so great, you would know not to ever write out G-d's name....minus one for you. And what kind of things have you done that G-d won't approve of? Do you and your husband have your weekly ass rape sessions? We all know how Jesus would probably frown upon sodomy. And for your information, I would never make fun of Jesus...he was a quality Jew.

"Please don't bother to respond to this email." I won't...instead, I'll post it in my blog and share with the world what an idiot you are. I hope that your email leads to a ton of publicity for my shop and I end up selling thousands of these Jesus Saves designs.

"From Ray and Shirley "Live Life to the fullest." I doubt you're living life to the fullest when you secretly think that everyone who doesn't follow the same ideas as you will one day have to pay.

Oh, and by the way Ray and Shirley....I'm Jewish and not really concerned about what Jesus thinks of me. I love gay people, I'm pro choice, and I'm all for stem cell research.

Love always,
BurnTees.com


5 comments:

comogatas said...

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!! fuckin hilarious!!! when do I get my hatemail? o shit, i still have to put your banner on my affiliate page, no wonder...

Crazy Daze Tees said...

Hey, BurnTees, I'm a Christian. I believe in Christ and what he stood for, etc., but even *I* thought that design was hilarious the first time I saw it. I even featured it on my own blog because I thought it was so funny. I wasn't offended by it. Just so's ya know, not all Christians are like the one you received hate mail from. Some of us have a sense of humor and are able to put things in perspective. Love ya, BurnTees. You rock!

oKawa Tees said...

That's a great design! I did not see anything derogetory in it. I guess some people just can't have any fun in life.

Random said...

Well, I have Faith too, but don't try to impose my specific beliefs on anyone else. And you are right, if that is the first thing they found offensive on cafepress then they haven't looked around enough. And the shirt is funny. What I really want to know is who is in the picture ?
Peace, Random, CP shop:randomshops

Gethsemene Rose said...

HI I am a christian with a christian store I think the design is HILLARIOUS I am linking to it now. (I do not think I will link to others in your store but that is only because I do not want to lose my customer base)