CafePress Pulls "Racist" Shirt From Online Store

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Hunting season is over
CafePress, the Bay Area-based online retailer, has officially removed from its store what some have deemed offensive t-shirts and stickers that advocated for immigrant hunting.

The items for sale were designed to look like permits to allow people to hunt illegal aliens. The shirts featured this  message: "Illegal Alien Hunting Permit: No bag limit -- Tagging Not Required," which some have called racist.

Victor Hoelscher, who is (coincidentally) from Arizona, saw the items and began an online campaign to keep people from partaking in such offensive fashion. "I was able to get the first 100 signatures in a matter of hours, and I didn't even advertise the petition that much," Hoelscher said. "People are sick of xenophobes and companies that advocate violence in this country."

Hoelscher pointed out that the shirt conflicts with CafePress' guidelines, which prohibit content that is vulgar and obscene as well as harassing, threatening, or abusive toward other people. Within four days, CafePress removed the shirt from its online store, claiming it escaped the company's quality control process.

SF Weekly contacted CafePress.com for a comment. We will update you when we hear back.

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HARD BOILED
HARD BOILED

To all you oversensitive cry babies who find this offensive,  at least we don't put prices on peopls heads who offend us or like many 'others' who shall be nameless.  I find it offensive that many muslims are killing innocent Americans every day because they disagree with our way of life.  Get over it.

GeoffreyDennis
GeoffreyDennis

"Killing innocent Amercians every day" Really? Where? I must have missed that.

rudeboi
rudeboi

I really love when white folk show who the true animals are.

lalaboards
lalaboards

@rudeboi Tell it to La RAZA you pansy .I probably pay for your freeloading derrière as well.

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Took 4 days?  Webmaster must've been on vacation or overseas.

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