They can’t all be the Three Wolf Moon shirt, after all. A mother in Orem, Utah, was walking through University Mall with her son when she saw some tee-shirts in the window of a PacSun store that she felt weren’t quite right. In fact, the shirts were offensive to Judy Cox, the mother in question, and she did something about it. First, she complained to the store manager only for him to tell her the shirts couldn’t come down without corporate approval. So she did something about it. Judy Cox bought nearly $600 in offensive tee-shirts to get them out of a display window at PacSun. She has said she’ll return the shirts to the store closer to the end of the 60-day refund period.
“These shirts clearly cross a boundary that is continually being pushed on our children in images on the Internet, television and when our families shop in the mall,” said an email from Mrs. Cox to The Associated Press. “I hope my efforts will inspire others to speak up within their communities. You don’t have to purchase $600 worth of T-shirts, but you can express your concerns to businesses and corporations who promote the display of pornography to children.”
So far, PacSun is standing behind its shirts, unlike other companies who have caved to pressure in the past. Orem, Utah, is a strongholdof the LDS and, as such, the town has a city code that prohibits someone putting explicit sexual material on display. Orem defines that as “any material that appeals to a prurient interest in sex and depicts nudity, actual or simulated sexual conduct, sexual excitement, or sadomasochistic abuse.” Of course, in order to push ahead with a code violation, Cox is going to have to take matters up with the police.
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