Neo-Nazi Design on Marc Jacob Tees?

Marc Jacobs $70 teeshirt was pulled off the shelves of Nordstrom and some other stores after complaints of the graphics of a boot on the spendy little T were shown to be almost exactly like the graphics used by a Neo Nazi group called Skrewdrive

Marc Jacobs $70 teeshirt was pulled off the shelves of Nordstrom and some other stores after complaints of the graphics of a boot on the spendy little T were shown to be almost exactly like the graphics used by a  Neo Nazi group called Skrewdrive ,one of the first white-power rock groups on their “Boots & Braces”.  The combat boots were the cover for their album.

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A Spokesperson for the brand said, “It has been brought to our attention that the imagery on a T-shirt of ours is similar to that used by a band,”.

“We were not trying to make a connection to that band or make a statement of any kind. We have removed the stock of the shirt from our own stores and offer our retail partners the same opportunity.”

Sak’s is still selling them. It was noted by some observers on Gawk, the site that first called attention to the fact of the graphics, “I think people who pay 70 bucks for a T-shirt aren’t hanging out at grimy punk…hangouts, nor should they be responsible for not knowing the fact that their new shirt is a ripoff of a Skrewdriver shirt.”

Which prompted the reply by another observer,  “I feel like people buying $70 T-shirts are clueless about a lot of things.”

Photo by Marc Jacobs/Cafe Press

 

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Well, Mattel you have done it again. You have made a new doll in the likeness of Jennifer Lopez and once again have made her figure unrecognizable to anything that resembles JLo’s curvy body

Well, Mattel  you have done it again. You have made a new doll in the likeness of Jennifer Lopez and once again have made the figure of the doll unrecognizable to anything that resembles JLo’s curvy body. Just as the original Barbie doll is overly exaggerated to be an unrealistic version of a woman, you have cut the curves from Jennifer like you were slicing corned beef in a deli; ultra thin and very unsatisfying to receive.

Jennifer has long embraced her curvalicious form to the great delight of millions of fans. She has built her wardrobe around her booty and her thighs to show she is proud of her womanly figure and not afraid to show it. But Mattel in their misogynistic-type judgement has decided Jennifer is not perfect enough to show in true form but needed a little sculpting.  Hence the doll that looks like Jenny From the Block’s super skinny counterpart.

Let’s compare the two, shall we? Here are the dolls, dressed in outfits Jennifer has worn in real life. On the whole the dolls are pretty but with the trademark look that Mattel has established as a “real” woman’s body; big boobs, small waist, skinny thighs.

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A side view showing her “JLo booty”:

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Here is Jennifer dressed in the outfits in real life:

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The doll is obviously not playing up her “ass”ets and is another disappointment to real women everywhere when the doll maker is once again promoting the idea that the “real woman” is going to be 36-18-33 in measurements. (Maybe in the 1800’s when women were wearing whalebone corsets and squeezing their innards into organ damaging shapes.) For once, I would like to see a doll that really shows the configuration of the person that they are trying to sell.

photos by: dailymail.uk.co; papusilemele.com

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