A store I’ll never patronize

I’m doing the House and Garden hunt until I get bored. I came across an item at rbcg (#14) that insures I’ll never shop there. And the hunt conveniently provides all the places, so I’m not dependent on taking whatever they’re offering, either!

The offending item? A mask of some sort that attaches an elephant trunk and tusks to your face. That’s fine, as far as it goes. But the item is called “you have aids!” and the sign has a letter in the image, which reads: “hello. we are writing this letter in regards to your last visit here at the unplanned parenthood department. we regret to inform you that you have been diagnosed with aids. sucks for you.”

Sadly, I don’t think just being deeply, deeply offensive is on the list of things I can abuse report the creator for, so I thought I’d do the next best thing and tell teh intarweebs that rbcg sucks, and don’t shop there.

7 Replies to “A store I’ll never patronize”

  1. I’d go so far as to complain to the hunt organisers at the very least. I know a lot of shops will just sign up to any and every hunt going but if you at least tell the organisers they might be a bit more careful in screening the participants.

  2. For what it’s worth I agree with you. It’s tasteless and not funny. I don’t shop there either.

  3. There is absolutely no need for the AIDS joke along with this product. It’s completely insensitive and hurtful to any person who has to suffer with the disease.

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I certainly won’t ever shop at this place.

  4. My first kneejerk reaction was that it was offensive and in poor taste. But after about 30 seconds of thought, I realized it was a statement (at least that’s how I interpret it). So while it’s uncomfortable, I think that’s the point.

  5. If it was a statement it seems aimed at the Beavis-and-Butthead segment of the population.

    I’ve deleted the portion of this comment that was an attack on other commenters. —Otenth

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