For the conservative and polite mother, it can be really disturbing to observe the direction that companies take in order to sell items. Often the manner of advertising involves sex and if you are a pearl-clutching mom, it can be too much.
It was certainly too much for mother Judy Cox. Cox was out shopping with her 18-year-old son at the University Mall in Orem, Utah when she spotted “indecent” T-shirts on display at a PacSun store.
Cox complained to a store manager about the display, but was told that it could not be taken down unless word came from the corporate office.
Anyone else would have stomped out of the establishment in frustration and defeat, but not Cox. Instead, the indignant mother took out her wallet. Cox bought every single shirt that PacSun had in stock, all 19 shirts. Each shirt was worth $28, bringing her purchase total to $567 when taxes were factored in.
And the irate woman didn't stop there, going on to file a criminal police report.
So stupid. I hope PacSun refuses to return them. "Utah mom buys out PacSun store's 'indecent' T-shirts" http://t.co/kqDiky6KcS
— Kevin I (@kevxb) February 19, 2014
Cox expressed her feelings to the Associated Press via email.
“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.”
According to mall manager Rob Kallas, Cox isn’t the first person to come barging in with a “won’t someone think of the children?!” message.
However, he does worry that the display was inappropriate given the young age of many of the mall’s patrons.
“This is a store that caters to junior high and high school age kids. Some of the poses were provocative and were inappropriate for a store catering to young people.”
Kallas says that the PacSun display has not been replaced because Cox has all the controversial shirts in her possession.
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