From the BBC News homepage: The BBC has been criticised for running advertisements for T-shirt designs which were criticised as sexist and racist, and one of the latest examples comes from the United States.
A series of ads run in the US for the company’s T-Shirt Company, which has a strong presence in the city of Boston, have been criticised by some on social media for depicting a black man as a thug and a black woman as a whore.
One ad reads: T-SHIRT DESIGN FOR THE MOTHER-DICK: A black man is portrayed as a gangster.
T-shirted women are shown with their breasts exposed, which is reminiscent of the “blurred lines” that are used in advertisements in which women are portrayed in an overly sexualised manner.
Another ad says: Tshirt for the man who wants to be the boss: A white woman is seen in the background, wearing a T- shirt, while a white man is seen with his arms around a black, pregnant woman.
Tshirt designer, T- Shirt Company, said it was “deeply sorry” about the adverts which ran in the Boston area.
T Shirt Company said the ad was created by a local photographer who had no prior experience with the company and did not represent the company.
A T- Shirts representative told The Independent: “We sincerely apologise for the offensive imagery used in our ad campaign.
T Shirt’s head of design, Stephanie Hurd, said the company had taken action in response to the ad and said she was “extremely proud” of its “positive response”. “
We have taken swift and decisive action to immediately stop the advertising from running in Boston and will be fully transparent about our actions as we move forward with this issue.”
T Shirt’s head of design, Stephanie Hurd, said the company had taken action in response to the ad and said she was “extremely proud” of its “positive response”.
“This ad has no place in our community and we are proud of our positive response to this matter. “
“T-shirts are the fabric of our communities, and we hope that our members will stand up and show their support by wearing T- Tshirts.” “
A spokesman for the Massachusetts-based T Shirt said: “Our ad campaign is not racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic or otherwise offensive.””
T-shirts are the fabric of our communities, and we hope that our members will stand up and show their support by wearing T- Tshirts.”
A spokesman for the Massachusetts-based T Shirt said: “Our ad campaign is not racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic or otherwise offensive.”
T Shirt is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive company.
“Our T- Tee designs are meant to be worn by women and have been used in several advertisements to promote women’s issues.”
This campaign is insensitive to the Black community, women, and our Black women community.
We will take immediate action to remove this advertising from the internet.
“T-Ways T Shirt released a statement saying it would be “committed to taking immediate action” and would “work to remove the offending advertising from all websites, in all formats”.
T- Ways also said it had “reached out to the photographer responsible for this campaign” and said it “is deeply sorry for any offensive imagery and deeply apologises to any customers who were offended”.
A spokesperson for the T Shirt spokesman said the “campaigns we run are designed with a wide range of women in mind and are intended to be used by anyone.”
The spokeswoman said that the company would be providing “all information necessary to conduct our full investigation” of the matter.
T Ways T- Shop said it would “conduct an internal review of all of its ad campaigns, including this one”.