Thursday, February 20, 2014

Upset mother buys all of store's 'indecent' T-shirts

That's fair enough but the fact that she plans to return them for a refund seems crooked

A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.

Judy Cox and her 18-year-old son were shopping Saturday at the University Mall in Orem, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, when she saw the shirts in the window of a PacSun store.

The shirts featured pictures of scantily dressed models in provocative poses.

Cox said she complained about the window display to a store manager and was told the T-shirts couldn't be taken down without approval from the corporate office. She then bought all 19 T-shirts in stock, for a total of $567. She says she plans to return them later, toward the end of the chain store's 60-day return period.

Orem is a city of about 90,000 in ultraconservative Utah County that uses the motto "Family City USA." Most residents belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which frowns on pornography and encourages its youth to dress and act modestly.

Cox met with Orem city attorney Greg Stephens on Tuesday to discuss whether the images on the T-shirts violated city code.



Anonymous said...

The Puritans are still alive and well in America.

Anonymous said...

I want to see the T-shirts to decide if they were pornographic or not.

Anonymous said...

Religion wrecks everything

Anonymous said...

I say good on this woman.
Instead of suing or carrying on she did the best thing she could - she bought the shirts.
If the store has a lax returns policy she can return them.
Presumably the store will then put them back on display.
Let's see if the cycle continues then.