CafePress Pulls "Racist" Shirt From Online Store
|Hunting season is over|
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.