Gap Tee Pulled From Stores
Gap has pulled one of its T-shirts from store shelves after a wave of controversy began over the words on the tee.
The tee, a collaboration with GQ Magazine, has been receiving negative attention since its debut when customers began commenting about it via Twitter, Facebook and email, says Blackbookmag.com.
What’s so controversial about the shirt? It says the words “manifest destiny” on it, a phrase commonly associated with the genocide of indigenous American people as a result of U.S. westward expansion during the 19th century.
After all the customer comments, Gap finally released a statement of its own, saying “Thank you for your feedback regarding the ‘Manifest Destiny” t-shirt. Based on customer feedback, we will no longer offer the t-shirt in our stores or online.
Tell us on Facebook: Do you think the tee is inappropriate, or is the uproar unjustified?
Photo: Courtesy Gap
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