‘Keep Calm And Rape A Lot’ T-Shirts Pulled From Amazon In the Worst Take On Meme Ever

rape-1-522x293Thanks to some justifiable Twitter outrage Amazon.UK has pulled a line of T-shirts emblazoned with the chipper and empowering message “Keep Calm And Rape A Lot” sentiment printed on them. The online clothing store, Solid Gold Bomb, claims they had no idea they were offering the shirts for sale. Because yeah, most stores have no idea about what products they sell. First the company claimed they had no idea they were selling them, and then they said someone else had printed them, and then they probably blamed you for having something to do with the production of these shirts because it sounds like they just can’t get their damn facts straight. From The Daily Mail:

Someone claiming to represent the firm initially wrote on the Facebook page: ‘These ‘Keep Calm’ shirts were computer generated and we didn’t even know we had a shirt that says that … as soon as we realised this, we immediately deleted them.

‘It takes time for them to be deleted.

‘I was the person responsible for running the script that generated the t-shirt, not the company, not any other individuals.

‘I appreciate everyone’s comments but please, accept this as a mistake as we certainly do not condone “rape”…’

The company and Amazon had those matter brought to their attention after Twitter commenters took to the Amazon product page to voice their disgust at the company for offering such a terrible T-shirt.

This doesn’t actually surprise me that much. We have written a lot about offensive T-shirts on Mommyish before, and instead of just going with “Do Your Parents Know You’re A Whore?” this company just cut to the chase and basically said what all the other offensive T-shirts are really saying – Just go ahead and rape women all ready. The company and their excuses also fall a bit flat since numerous people pointed out they also sell a shirt with the phrase “Keep Calm And Hit Her” written on it.

(Image: twitter) 

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    • faifai

      1) Please tell me the “Keep calm & hit her” tshirts have been pulled as well
      2) I really like how this guy uses the word “rape” in quotes in his statement, as if it’s a code word for something. ‘We don’t condone “rape”, *wink*wink*!’

    • Dee

      If I ever caught my son wearing a shirt that said “Keep calm and hit her,” I’d go ape shit.

      • Dee

        And don’t even get me started on the rape shirts… Unbelievable.

    • http://twitter.com/OneFunnyMotha OneFunnyMotha

      This whole thing makes me sick. I cannot believe this is where we are as a society. Who thought any of this was a good idea? Who sat in a boardroom and said, “Yes, let’s go with Keep Calm and Rape A lot? I love that idea.”? Who thinks we need to promote rape? Who thinks rape is a cute t-shirt slogan. And the “Hit Her” one is equally horrific. Again, someone had to sit in an office and think it was not only OK but a GOOD idea to promote violence against women. And worse, they think it’s funny. Disgusting.

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