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Seven seriously f’d up t-shirts that somehow made their way onto shelves

GOOD Magazine

Dumb ideas somehow regularly make it through the corporate meat grinder, down the product development garbage chute, past a team of marketing monkeys, and on to you, the consumer. Just making it past so many eyes makes these shirts incredible artifacts of bureaucratic malfunction, a point reflected in the booming secondary market for these offensive rarities. So here are some of the best, worst t-shirts—seven of the most egregious lightweight cotton failures ever to be yanked from the shelves.

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  • Michael Quintana

    You are very incorrect on calling Compton predominantly black, it is predominantly Hispanic; do your homework. How did this slip by the editor, and who gave this guy a job?

  • annewilco

    "...Compton, of course, being a predominantly black city near South Los Angeles."

    Actually, Compton is 65% Latino. And they've been the majority since early 2000s or so.

  • muellermm

    Skate brand "Senate" used to have "destroy all girls" stitched onto the tags in their shirts. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find images anymore. Even though I was at peak puberty at the point, it was obvious that it was messed up.

  • Mark Guay

    Oh boy... My nana would be pissed.

  • WomenYSK

    Great illustrations, we can add about a gazillion more to this list. Here's one of the worst offenders from Nike..