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UPDATE: Thank you to all of you who have shared this post, commented, tweeted, messaged and emailed Spread Shirt. They have notified us that the clothing prints in question have been removed and are no longer for sale on their website.

Here is an example of racist messages being printed on clothing. I am wondering why there is not a bigger outrage about this – seriously how can anyone in their right mind think that this is okay and acceptable? These clothing prints were found on website SPREAD SHIRT, which is a company in the business of allowing people’s creative juices to flow in designing clothing prints and messages.

According to its about page:

A global platform for personalized clothing and accessories, we are the go-to-place for anyone looking to realize their creative ideas on quality fabrics. We value freedom of expression, whether it’s with your own designs or those made available by our community. T-shirts, sweaters, bags, aprons and a lot more can easily be personalized with images and custom text. Moreover, Spreadshirt is an ideal custom merchandise partner: Emerging YouTube stars and a large number of large companies and brands are among our esteemed customers. Our top-quality prints, custom t-shirts and services will make sure that your business hits it big.

So essentially it allows people to create clothing prints and sell it on their platform. But where I get the “freedom of expression”, and boasting to help those with “creative ideas”, any type of expression comes with responsibilities and how is it acceptable to sell a shirt with a racial slur. How is SAVE A DOG/SHARK, EAT A CHINESE acceptable? Can someone explain it to me? This message is extremely problematic and I am wondering why the site has allowed it. Doing some digging, there appears to be two designers who are selling this racist design.

The SAVE A DOG, EAT A CHINESE was designed by a Quentin1984 

and

The SAVE A SHARK, EAT A CHINESE was designed by a Monigote

Either Spread Shirt is unaware that these clothing prints are being sold, or they just don’t care or give a shit. In any case, we all need to take a stand that this ain’t acceptable. The company seems to be global so I suggest if you agree that this is RACIST to flood them with emails to take these prints off their site.

FYI, here is their email address:

 [email protected]

Here is there Facebook page

Their Twitter Handler is @Spreadshirt

My suggestion would be to flood them with a protest till these designs are removed. I will be emailing them and tweeting them, hope you can to.

16 Comments

  1. Not to mention this problematic shirt:

    https://www.spreadshirt.ca/that+wasn-t+chicken-A104179844

  2. Thanks yes I know about that other shark one and this has been addressed with my contact there… this is part of a bigger problem and we will address it in a campaign 🙂

  3. Hi Erin, I notice that you mantioned a campaign, what kind of campaign? Did the company reply you? If so, what did they say?

  4. yesterday I sent the email as soon as I spot the “save a dog eat a Chinese” post online, also posted on facebook. Now I can see save dog t-shirt, save shark item have been removed from their online store, BUT the “keep calm and eat Chinese is still available!!!
    Check this:https://www.spreadshirt.com.au/keep+calm+and+eat+chinese+t-shirts-A17997050

  5. How about “save a whale, eat 100 Japanese” ?

  6. Why do China appeal against Europeans` cultural arrogance? Chinese can rebut also as saying `SAVE A HOTDOG, EAT GERMAN` 🙂
    Poor German only can eat hotdog while Chinese can eat dog and shark. Short taste buds are blaming the world`s highest gourmets

  7. Dear Germans. Do you eat chicken, if you don’t dog? Then be grateful to Chinese. They taught you to raise poultry to eat. Your civilization just lifted to that level thanks to the Chinese. Now it’s time to learn more on food and on mental maturity.

  8. Why do China appeal against Europeans` cultural arrogance? Chinese can rebut as saying `SAVE A HOTDOG, EAT GERM*n`
    Poor German only can eat hotdog while Chinese can eat dog and shark. Short taste buds are blaming the world`s highest gourmets

  9. Dear European. You must have been killing whatever animals out there including canines if you had not gotten civilized to procure the poultry at home. You are well civilized to blame uncivilized tribe on earth, yeah?

  10. Dear European. Do you eat chicken, if you don’t dog? Then be grateful to Chinese. They taught you to raise poultry to eat. Your civilization was just lifted to that level thanks to the Chinese. Now it’s time to learn more on food and on mental maturity.

  11. Eskimo originally ate meat in raw. As the CIVILIZED arrived to Alaska, they made Eskimo feel shameful. Eskimo changed their SHAMEFUL diet style, and since then Eskimo began to develop many unheard diseases.

  12. Asians had used roll tissues on the dining table. When the CIVILIZED saw that, they were abhorred or regarded it as pitiful. Now the ashamed Asians rush to join the environmental destructive consumerism. (Oh YOU, CIVILIZED. Shame on Facial Tissues!! Why are facial tissues being used to wipe hands?? Why are facial tissues being picked up by hands?? Snobbish the civilized can use their mouth to pick up the facial tissues.)

  13. Being civilized without clear mind is such prejudiced and that is what spreads original sin. Evangelical mission is not to save aborigine from original sin. It is exactly the activity of spreading original sin.

    “SAVE GERMS. LET THEM EAT THEMSELVES.”
    “SAVE THE CIVILIZED. LET THEM EAT THEMSELVES.”

  14. although they can mention Save a Shark and Eat Chinese Noodles or something traditional food… these kind of t shirts are not good
    SpreadShirt shouldn’t do this if someone orders them to print shirts like this… I have an experience of working in http://garmentprinting.com.au and I remember that once they rejected an order of racist print on t shirts.

  15. asians had utilized move tissues on the eating table. At the point when the CIVILIZED saw that, they were despised or viewed it as forlorn. Presently the embarrassed Asians hurry to join the ecological damaging consumerism. (Goodness YOU, CIVILIZED. Disgrace on Facial Tissues!! For what reason are facial tissues being utilized to wipe hands?? For what reason are facial tissues being grabbed by hands?? Affected the humanized can utilize their mouth to get the facial tissues.)
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