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Posted by Srijon Zaman on Thu 7th Mar 2013



An online T-shirt company founded in Australia is on its deathbed after a purported "computer error" saw it advertise shirts on Amazon glorifying rape, murder and sex crimes.

The shirts, printed on-demand by T-shirt design firm Solid Gold Bomb, include dozens of offensive slogans such as "Keep Calm and Rape A Lot", "Keep Calm and Knife Her" and "Keep Calm and Kill Her".

Other designs include "Keep Calm and Grope On" and "Keep Calm and Choke Her", among many other variations of the World War II propaganda slogan "Keep Calm and Carry On".

Amazon was the firm's main distribution channel and the online retailer has now suspended its account after an uproar that saw Amazon accused of making money from domestic violence.

Solid Gold Bomb was founded in Melbourne by Michael Fowler, who said he was having his morning coffee on Saturday when the company's Facebook page began blowing up with threats and accusations of misogyny.

Fowler said he was receiving 300 to 1700 orders a day - but since the scandal broke, sales dropped to 20 on Tuesday and as low as three on Monday.

 

(Source; http://m.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/aussie-keep-calm-tshirts-glorify-rape-murder-20130306-2fk4r.html)

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