Trigger Warning — highly disturbing images below the fold.
Via Sociological Images, I just learned that T-Shirt Hell (no I’m not linking) — that website that sells t-shirts which are beyond racist, misogynistic, homophobic, ableist, and I’m sure in many other ways very hateful — is closing down. And knowing that they will be no more, even at the same time as I know that someone will inevitably take their place as soon as I write this, makes it a good day indeed.
The delusions of grandeur in the final message from the asshole running it are also the first funny thing he’s ever produced:
Anyway, rather than cater to the masses, I’m just going to stop making shirts. It’s not enjoyable anymore and I have enough money to move on to something more rewarding. Maybe I’ll start my own hooker farm or maybe I’ll practice sleeping. Whatever I decide to do, it will be better than this.
Attention any venture capitalists or independent investors/business assholes who are about to inquire about purchasing T-Shirt Hell. Don’t. You won’t do the company justice and I won’t take that chance. I’m putting it to sleep. It’s over.
That’s right, I’m crazy. I’m pulling the plug on a company I could have sold for millions. Why in the fucking world would I do something so stupid? Because I can. I don’t care about money. This is the way I’ve always done things…my way.
So, to all the kickass motherfuckers who supported us and REALLY got what we were trying to do, thank you (no, not you, you racist idiots who thought we actually had racist intentions and no, not you, you dumb as a stump fucks who just think any shirt with the word “fuck” on it is as right as rain). Thanks to all the people who contributed to my vice fund and at the same time helped make a funny statement about the world today.
Oh yeah, Sunshine Megatron (no, that’s really what Aaron Landau Schwarz is now calling himself), you did good things. And I’m sure your company really is worth millions. *eye roll* There is nothing more admirable, or more “satirical,” than making the kind of jokes that cause marginalized people to feel like they’ve been punched in the gut. And if you’re offensive to every marginalized group, Lord knows that the feelings of those marginalized groups don’t count. Like the feelings of those women who see the images promoting rape and sexual assault, below the fold.
Yes, I can see what is so satirical and subversive about the idea that women exist to be sexually abused for male pleasure, with the less consent the better.
And I’m sure that if I, or some other women who has actually been raped, or some person who actually has a loved one in a coma, saw someone wearing this shirt and was triggered and broke down crying or was kept awake with nightmares for nights, the wearer would be quite pleased with himself for offending the sensibilities of that obnoxiously overly-sensitive woman. That’s the point after all, isn’t it?
See more highly offensive t-shirts at Sociological Images. And be grateful that it’s the last time you’ll have to see them . . . for now.