8 Ball Comments on Controversial Birmingham Tees

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A Birmingham clothes store came under fire last week for retailing t shirts of a particularly offensive nature, causing international organisations to express their displeasure at the ‘callous’ messaging contained within the designs.

“We appreciate the underlying humour but can understand that the design could be misconstrued as highly offensive" - 8 Ball representative

The design in question features Adolf Hitler carrying out a Nazi salute and text that refer so his key campaigns across the European continent as though they are gig dates for a band. 8 Ball, a leading online retailer offering thousands of unique men’s and women’s tees to customers around the world, has taken note of the incident and has offered its comments on the unusual situation.

Several high profile organisations, including the Midland Jewish group and Unite Against Fascism, have labelled the prints as ‘disgraceful’, ‘tasteless’ and an ‘insult’.

“We appreciate the underlying humour but can understand that the design could be misconstrued as highly offensive,” says a representative from 8 Ball.    

“There have been a number of incidences of late whereby highly controversial offensive t shirts have caused uproar for their provocative messaging,” he continues. “We have discontinued lines ourselves in recent times in response to feedback from consumers.

“Every artist has the freedom to express themselves in any way they see fit, and obviously the designer of these tees considered the design to be a joke. However, steps need to be taken to minimise the impact of these designs on individuals of a sensitive nature.”

8 Ball is a leading online retailer of unique t-shirts, delivering thousands of items to UK customers in a huge range of different sizes and designs. From funny slogans to classic rock logos and quirky shirts inspired by pop culture throughout the decades, the tees on offer from the company appeal to all generations and can be printed to order. Call 01785 330220 for more information today.

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