Utah Woman Buys Every Indecent T-shirt In StoreBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - February 18, 2014
If you thought your mom was uptight, just be thankful she hasn’t gone to the same extremes as a Utah mom who bought every last “indecent” T-shirt from a PacSun store. Judy Cox and her son were shopping at the store at the University Mall in Orem, near Salt Lake City, Utah, when she saw some T-shirts that offended her.
Cox spotted the T-shirts in the store window and entered demanding that they be taken down. The T-shirts on display showed pictures of women in provocative clothing and suggestive poses. The store employees explained to Cox that they were not allowed to change the displays without the approval of their cooperate office, but the excuse was not good enough for Cox.
Cox decided that the only way to get the offensive T-shirts out of the window was to buy them, and that’s exactly what she did. Cox purchased every single indecent T-shirt in the store, including the ones in the display window. This would ensure that they would no longer be on display. Her purchase cost her $567 and earned her 19 T-shirts.
What’s a mother to do with 19 T-shirts that she considers to be indecent? According to cox, she doesn’t plan on keeping them and you better believe she kept the receipt. PacSun offers a 60-day return policy and Cox plans to return the shirts as close to the deadline as possible.
So what does PacSun think about the incident? PacSun CEO Gary Schoenfeld said in a statement, “The company takes pride in the clothes and products it sells, which are inspired by music, art, fashion and action sports. While customer feedback is important to us, we remain committed to the selection of brands and apparel available in our stores.”
Cox isn’t planning to stop her protest of the shirts by buying all of them, she also met with an attorney to discuss whether the images on the T-shirts violated city code.
“I hope my efforts will inspire others to speak up within their communities,” Cox said. “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.”
Do you think Cox is being overly sensitive about the T-shirt or is she right to be so upset?
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