- A T-shirt sold at Kmart stores that shows a boy pushing down a girl and calls the action “Problem Solved” drew more than 50 protesters to the sidewalk in front of the chain’s Alexis Road store yesterday afternoon.
After initially refusing, Kmart has now agreed to pull the shirt.
- Spokesman Kim Freely said: “We’ve heard and respect the opinions of our customers and the item is no longer available at Kmart. And we have no plans to reorder it.”
Verizon’s intellectual property lawyers are demanding the removal of tshirts parodying their inability to tell the difference between .002 cents and .002 dollars. The legal beagles say in their letter [pdf]:
We had a problem with the tshirt printer meaning no one would get their shirts on time, so we canceled the Consumerist tshirt order. This worked out well because only 5 shirts were sold, and we bought two of them. We refunded everyone’s money and issued them a coupon for a free Gawker Shop tshirt.