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Some T-Shirts are against the law!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stockhausen, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. stockhausen


    Joined: Jul 30, 2006

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    The "obscene" word would certainly cause alarm or distress to somebody - but probably not to Boris Johnson who would almost certainly see it as a welcome invitation :p
  2. Zefan


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    It looks like you've made the free speech part bold yourself, why? It doesn't appear to be relevant to the story where the police have told someone to cease displaying profanity in public.

    I wouldn't expect to be allowed to walk around in public wearing or holding anything that had that kind of language prominently displayed.
  3. adolf hamster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2012

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    So the issue is profane language?

    God help us if they decide imagery also counts or iron maiden are gonna have a hard time selling merch...
  4. theone8181


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    What word was it (sorry for being dense).
  5. Daftbrown

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    Judging by the OP, I would guess it was a word featuring the letter F and then the name Boris Johnson.
  6. Freakbro


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    (swear filter :p)
  7. Malevolence


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    So does this mean FCUK clothes are now offensive because dyslexics exist?
  8. randomshenans


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    Was merely F... Boris
  9. McstylisT

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    Not acceptable especially being the Prime Minister of the Country. Show some respect or be arrested.

    The difference is free speech is truth, or a factual opinion.
    This is a “hate” toward or a defamation of Boris as a person. They should be charged with hate crimes.

    Now reword the slogan to “I don’t support Boris”, or “I didn’t vote for Boris” even “I can’t stand Boris” and there isn’t an issue. But it’s not about the message. That message wouldn’t bring justification to the person wearing it. They want to preach hate. Plus be allow to get away with it.
  10. MikeTheNative


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    So when Katie Hopkins preaches hate on the private company twitter it's free speech but a t shirt is too far?
  11. Pawnless Endgame


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    What about that Nirvana t-shirt? It had a white smiley face and a certain 4-letter word. Should that be banned too?
  12. McstylisT

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    Well let’s analyse.

    When did Hopkins wear a T shirt swearing or implying a “hate” to the same level.

    What she did on “most” instances is tell the truth of current situation. Then people associate what she has said to “other” meanings etc.

    Not really the same as an F U Boris t shirt is it. ?
  13. Maccy


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    Is there a source for this interesting piece of journalism?
  14. McstylisT

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    Who is the t shirt directed at ?
    Nobody. Unlike the example.

    I see your point though.
  15. RDM


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  16. Ahleckz


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  17. McstylisT

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    The Hopkins parts have mainly all been removed when she got banned from twitter. I could have posted otherwise. So can’t I’m afraid.

    But I can’t remember her ever using a “ F U comment or branding a T shirt directly to any group”. Maybe f sake at a news story etc.

    For context , we have two T shirts.

    1.) F U Boris
    2.) F U BLM

    now to me they are different.

    But the BLM one would get more attention, more outrage (left of course).

    Yet the worse one for me is the Boris.

    With all this unrest and shouts of racism lately surely a T shirt directly F U ing anyone or directly aimed at a race can’t be constructive, is my point really.
  18. Haggisman


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    The man is an incompetent buffoon who is steadily making this country the laughing stock of the world. Please feel free to go ahead and tell me what exactly he has done to earn respect?

    In what way is it "hate" or defamation (do you even know what that word means? From the way you are using it it doesn't seem so). It's also not threatening...

    Yes it uses profanity, which I agree should probably not be displayed so prominently, but that's the only issue with it. Would you be happy if instead it said "Boris is a bloody idiot" or "Screw Boris"?

    And "they should be charged with hate crimes?" Jesus wept, get some perspective :rolleyes:
  19. McstylisT

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    Defensive , defensive

    He may well be so. I don’t particularly agree with you but respect your opinion on the matter. However even if those things were totally true, that doesn’t give the right for one to wear a T shirt F U on it. Or give the right to condone such childish behaviour.
    Yes if you want to “pick hairs” then yes your other slogan suggestion is fine.

    The other fluff you wrote is just that. Pure fluff.
    How is a F U Boris T shirt not hate. ? Loooool

    Please don’t insult my intelligence. I know it’s a trait of the left but keep them to yourself thank you.
  20. stockhausen


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    I think you would need a very large T-Shirt adequately to list Johnson's failings - a marquee would seem essential.

    Personally I don't hate Johnson, I just despise the utterly dishonest, arrogant, bumbling buffoon.