Muhammed on T-shirts
Letter from Mikka in Finland:
Hi s*brant, tought you might like to know this,
My webshop with Muhammed drawing T-shirts you linked last week was, as you know, banned. A week ago, I modified the T-shirt design to a distorted logo behind a large CENSORED banner. This was initially approved by Spreadshirt.
But as the world conflict escalated this week, Spreadshirt got scared. The CENSORED design has now itself been censored , and all products removed from my shop.
The only thing they didn't ban: The name of my shop.
But it gets even better...
Spreadshirt has a cool Design-your-own-tshirt feature, that provides users with a gallery of many icons and fonts to choose from. With my own design banned, i tried using the Spreadshirt gallery icons. I was surprised to find a large collection of anti-war, anti-bush and blatantly anti-american images, but none for opposing opinions. For instance, the Statue of Liberty on a bullet, or how about the handicap symbol for "blind" (three black dots on yellow background) shaped as the map of USA?
And - browsing more default spreadshirt images, what face pops of, in a stylized design ... that of Osama Bin Laden!
USA version of the Spreadshirt does not contain the Osama standard icon. I tried to ask them why the Osama logo was only available in European shops, but they never answered.
I can't believe the doublestandards of companies like that! They willingly print murderers as icons, to leech of anti-american sentiment in Europe, but are afraid to publish a sign that says "CENSORED", because the shop is entitled Muhammed. Talking about censorship is also censored - isn't free speech beautiful?
Yes, freedom of speech is beautiful.