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Woman buys all ´indecent´ shirts
to remove them from store

Daily Herald [Provo UT], by Genelle Pugmire

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/18/2014 1:39:57 PM

OREM - A shopper at the University Mall in Orem was so offended by a T-shirt display at a store in the mall that she bought every shirt just to get them out of the window. Judy Cox was on a birthday shopping trip with her teenage son at the University Mall Saturday when they passed the window display at PacSun. The window touted the company´s line of "Visual" T-shirts that included screened photos of scantily-dressed models is provocative poses. "I had a conversation with the store manager," Cox said. "She said she did refuse to put the accompanying banner

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 2/18/2014 1:41:48 PM     (No. 9737255)

Um, they´ll just make more.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/18/2014 1:51:35 PM     (No. 9737271)

Some sales manager can now report he sold every one of those scanty shirts. And in Utah of all places!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/18/2014 1:55:19 PM     (No. 9737276)

Is it possible the link to this article is broken? I´ve tried unsuccessfully to open it on two different computers.

So, having read only what´s printed above, I agree with #1. The store made money, the manufacturer made money and got free publicity, and more people will want to see the shirts and buy them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 2/18/2014 1:57:33 PM     (No. 9737280)

I´ve seen the shirts she´s whining about. Beautiful models in lingerie. PacSun thanks her for the free publicity. If the shirts offend her she should look the other way. I´ll bet her son would love one.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 2/18/2014 1:58:25 PM     (No. 9737282)

Link works for me #3.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/18/2014 2:07:45 PM     (No. 9737299)

Link works fine.

Those who read the article know that she plans to return all of the shirts to corporate for a refund on the 59th day of the 60 day return period.

I like her style!

I complained to Macy´s years ago about the thuggish look of the young models and what they were wearing in a Macy´s circular sent to me. I didn´t see that kind of stuff again. They may have heard from others or simply had a change of direction.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 2/18/2014 2:18:33 PM     (No. 9737317)

She´s returning the shirts. About Macy´s. Two years ago, I got their catalog for wedding junk. The wedding cake on the cover had two men on it. Depravity won´t stop if we don´t complain.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rubberneck, 2/18/2014 2:41:32 PM     (No. 9737350)

Cox offered the idea that mall management should have enforced the lease agreements that include the display of vulgarity, nudity or anything that would go against city codes and community standards.

I imagine PacSun has outlets in malls all across the Fruited Plain. The "community standards" may be different in Orem, UT, than they are in Los Angeles or San Diego or Las Vegas. Unless "the community" raises its voice to establish standards, there won´t be any.

I say good for Ms. Cox! By returning all those shirts for a refund, she´ll doubtlessly get the attention of the PacSun corporate office, and they may alter their marketing in Orem in the future.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 2/18/2014 3:05:22 PM     (No. 9737386)

The retailer, jobber, distributor and manufacturer all LOVE this woman!


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Reply 10 - Posted by: KingBubo, 2/18/2014 4:28:39 PM     (No. 9737483)

This bothers me (a little), but I like her idea of returning them just before the return policy expires.

Now, some child in Haiti or some othe rimpovershed place will get these along with the 2013 San Antonio Spurs NAB championship t shirts

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Reply 11 - Posted by: joew9, 2/18/2014 5:48:40 PM     (No. 9737551)

"This is hard to police because of freedom of speech," said Rob Kallas, mall manager.

NO!!!
Freedom of speech means the GOVERNMENT can´t charge you with a crime for your speech. The mall is NOT the government. It is private property. You can probably enforce any speech code you want(read the lease agreement).

Rob, do the right thing. Tell the store they can´t display those shirts anymore. (And perhaps not even sell them in the back. It depends entirely on the lease agreement.)
And buy those shirts from that lady and throw them away.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: anonymous, 2/18/2014 6:20:15 PM     (No. 9737574)

Free speech is free speech. It is not free images. I can´t go around advertising explicit pornographic images on the back of my vehicle. If I did, I would be arrested, and rightly so.

Some of these "free speech" promoters are simply using it as an excuse to promote sleazy images.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/18/2014 8:32:04 PM     (No. 9737714)

The sales were so strong, they´ll be getting in a bigger shipment.

#6, maybe they just took you off the list for those circulars--you can request they don´t send certain ones, such as those for perfume.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: columba, 2/18/2014 9:12:29 PM     (No. 9737748)

The Supreme Court has mistakenly ruled that pornographic pictures are covered under the first amendment. such pictures, however, are not speech.

This decision needs to be challenged.

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