Are you ready to be outraged?
Warning: Suicide triggers
Not only someone does sell this t-shirt – and how anyone in their right minds can even think of making such a thing, anyway- but it is found in the funny t-shirts section of a British t-shirt website. The. funny. t-shirt. section. Among t-shirts like these:
Which, granted, are different degrees of funny. Personally, I don’t care for gass-passing jokes or the action itself but I know plenty of people who find both hilarious. Shrug. But I’d definitely wear the first one.
Here’s the path to it:
Home > Funny T Shirts > Womens Funny T Shirts > Womens Funny Images T Shirts > Womens Funny Stick Figures T Shirts
Compare to this one:
Home > Funny T Shirts > Womens Funny T Shirts > Womens Funny Jokes T Shirts > Womens Funny Fart Jokes T Shirts
I assume they have them in the men’s section as well. Frankly, I was too upset to look. They also have a children’s section. I hope for all that is good they don’t have it there. I don’t want to go back to that site.
Amazon also sells them. There is a petition asking them to remove the products from their site:
The petition is gaining momentum as it has been featured in some news networks.
The latest update from the petition site says
It looks like Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk have pulled the suicide shirt, and Amazon.ca has pulled the image of at least the women’s one. The Canadian site is still selling them however, along with Amazon.fr (France) and Amazon.de (Germany).
Please feel free to sign the petition and share the heck out of it with your networks.
But it shouldn’t stop there. We also need to add pressure on any other website that sells them or any other similar products.
There’s still much to do in our and we have a long way to go in creating awareness and breaking the stigma. But together, we can make a difference.
Suicide (and mental illness) is NOT a joke