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Old 04-20-2002, 09:55 AM   #1
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ridiculous story of a t shirt

some brilliant chap at abercrombie & fitch one day decides it would be funny and appreciated by the asian community if the company were to produce t shirts with blatantly derogatory comments and references to asian people. everyone else agrees evidently and the shirts get produced. maybe they really believed it would be 'cool' or maybe they knew the outcome and liked the publicity. ironically enough they were probably produced in an EPZ of an asian region by some little girl who got pennies for her day.

surely enough the t shirts hit stores and their is an uproar. they are immediately pulled.
but some, obviously were sold and are now being sold on
eBay for the bargain price of 11 grand?

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Old 04-20-2002, 10:57 AM   #2
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I almost posted this, then I forgot.. anyway.. I don't know how exactly they thought they were going to sell those t-shirts. Some person from Abercrombie said they thought it would "be appreciated by the Asian community" or something to that effect.. stupid, stupid, stupid.

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Old 04-20-2002, 03:45 PM   #3
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I was reading about this at Snopes...here's the link:

There are some more pics there.

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Old 04-20-2002, 06:07 PM   #4
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Uhm...yeah...I...dunno how I could add to that since it is SO self-explanatory...but I'd like to say: SCREW YOU ABERCROMBIE!!!

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Old 04-20-2002, 06:57 PM   #5
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I'm quite sure I don't own anything from A&F, and now I'm pretty damn happy about it.

Can I say, though, that I did immediately think of the "Mr. Sparkles" Simpsons episode? The episode is funny, the t-shirts are not.

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