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Gap Tee Pulled From Stores

By Kim Anne Oct 17, 2012 10:51PM
 

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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Oct 18, 2012 2:25AM
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How about a shirt that says Lick My Balls
Oct 18, 2012 2:24AM
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It is absolutely offensive. What it says is that the white man in entitled to claim what ever he wants, whenever he wants. Those who are impacted adversely are collateral damage. Read your history Ms,, perhaps then you will get a better and more honest perspective, and not be such a low information reflector. If you are a white women,
 I  can assure you that you fall below white men on the rung of Natural Law, with the rest of the colored falling below you. That is what Manifest Destiny stands for.
Oct 18, 2012 2:23AM
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Manifest Destiny is the concept that the white European settlers of this continent were on a righteous mission to take control of any territory by whatever means they wished. They alone, the thinking went, were meant by god himself to occupy and exploit the lands for the enrichment of their people. In the name of their god they subjugated, enslaved, raped, plundered and committed mass ethnic cleansing. This genocide was imposed on countless natives of this continent resulting not only in their deaths but the destruction of the culture,philosophy and traditions developed over the centuries before the white man's arrival. Manifest Destiny is a self granted licsence to commit atrocities in the name of god. Gap was right to pull the shirt.  
Oct 18, 2012 2:23AM
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I also want to know where I can get one!!
Oct 18, 2012 2:22AM
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All I want to know is where can I buy one? Stupid Savages... :P
Oct 18, 2012 2:21AM
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Just one more reason not to shop at Gap.

Oct 18, 2012 2:20AM
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totally ridiculous political correct bullcrap
Oct 18, 2012 2:20AM
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Personally, I have seen a lot worst. I don't think they should have pulled this T-shirt. I don't find it offensive at all. If it were obscene or used offensive language that would be another story.
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