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Today's News -- Redbubble Needs to get Its Act sorted out!

Yahoo (Aust) News Homepage, Sat 11 June 2011 (Aust)

An Australian firm is under fire for selling baby clothes with pictures of Hitler and Osama bin Laden on them.
Pictures of the serial killers Ivan Milat, Ted Bundy and Charles Manson also feature on garments for children from three months to the age of 12.
Slogans such as “Serial Killer in Training” accompany the images.
According to news reports, the range of garments, in sizes from 000 rompers for three-month-old babies, to T-shirts for children up to 12, has sparked outrage.
The Ivan Milat baby romper has a picture of his face and the slogan: “Australians Just Love Backpackers”. T-shirts bear the words “Free Ted Bundy” and “Ted Bundy is Innocent”, and “Serial Killer in Training” alongside graphic images.
Other clothes feature images of a syringe and a spoon high-fiving each other with the slogan “Team work” and Julia Gillard with the slogan “Deliberately barren”.
The founder and CEO of international artists website redbubble.com said offending garments were removed once complaints had been received.
But according to News Ltd, there were still dozens for sale on the website on Friday night, a forum for aspiring and established artists.
The site is run from Flinders St, Melbourne and San Francisco.

~ I’ve been concerned about the controversy around Rb for some time, and thought the Admin would get it sorted out … obviously not… I will need to seriously think about my remaining on this site, if I don’t see some real re-dress and cleaning-up of some folks egoistic-attitudes towards its Membership.

I’m also STILL waiting for a reply on a racial/religious vilification issue I lodged several weeks ago, concerning identified art pieces (Tshirts) that RB seem to be supporting to the degree of ridiculous stubbornness.

Comments

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaabout 3 years ago

    I can’t believe the insanity of it all….who in their right mind would buy garments like this for their children?? Has the world gone absolutely mad????

  • yes, the human part of the world has, thanks for commenting… btw, as an aside, just to let you know… I’ve decided after much hesitation and researching of the issues Rb is having re inappropriate content, and the stance of 1000s of Members, that I’ll be removing much of my work and winding-back my level of involvement/contribution to dear ol’ Rb over the next few days… I have already removed all of my writing/poetry except for 3, as a start to this decision …

    – Crowmanic

  • eon .
    eon .about 3 years ago

    the Tsunami hit… the nuclear hipster shed some deadly radiation….. many split from the scene now comes the debris clean up I guess.???? This takes growing pains to a whole new level " – ))

  • interesting comment mate… cheers and all the best, as for me… just to let you know… I’ve decided after much hesitation and researching of the issues Rb is having re inappropriate content, and the stance of 1000s of Members, that I’ll be removing much of my work and winding-back my level of involvement/contribution to dear ol’ Rb over the next few days… I have already removed all of my writing/poetry except for 3, as a start to this decision …

    – Crowmanic

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizabout 3 years ago

    unreal……u can catch me on bluecanvas mostly these days…

  • dear helene … this story also ran on one of our mainstream, radio news, I listened to it as I was driving out of town for the weekend, and then again, found it as a full-news story in our state newspaper on page five that same evening… I really feel Martin and his supporters have done shot themselves in the foot… btw, just to let you know… I’ve decided after much hesitation and researching of the issues Rb is having re inappropriate content, and the stance of 1000s of Members, that I’ll be removing much of my work and winding-back my level of involvement/contribution to dear ol’ Rb over the next few days… I have already removed all of my writing/poetry except for 3, as a start to this decision …

    – Crowmanic

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beabout 3 years ago

    Most of the true artists are now on Bluecanvas, soon RB will be nothing but tee designers. Luckily I have one of your amazing works hanging up in my lounge.

  • thank you Kimba…

    – Crowmanic

  • Dene Wessling
    Dene Wesslingabout 3 years ago

    I agree mate they need to put a stop to it !!!

  • thanks Dene … and as an aside… just to let you know… I’ve decided after much hesitation and researching of the issues Rb is having re inappropriate content, and the stance of 1000s of Members, that I’ll be removing much of my work and winding-back my level of involvement/contribution to dear ol’ Rb over the next few days… I have already removed all of my writing/poetry except for 3, as a start to this decision …

    – Crowmanic

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 3 years ago

    Yeah, well I’m hardly here anymore, and I certainly have stopped promoting anything RB. I’ve given up expecting them to behave with morals.

  • thanks “N” and I know how you’ve been re Rb for some time … as for me, just to let you know… I’ve decided after much hesitation and researching of the issues Rb is having re inappropriate content, and the stance of 1000s of Members, that I’ll be removing much of my work and winding-back my level of involvement/contribution to dear ol’ Rb over the next few days… I have already removed all of my writing/poetry except for 3, as a start to this decision …

    – Crowmanic

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...about 3 years ago

    At least HH is gone. It reappeared briefly under another user name with just tees about a certain person of notoriety being dead, and then that account disappeared too.

  • thanks Corri … appreciate your comment, all the best with your art/decisions, as for me … just to let you know… I’ve decided after much hesitation and researching of the issues Rb is having re inappropriate content, and the stance of 1000s of Members, that I’ll be removing much of my work and winding-back my level of involvement/contribution to dear ol’ Rb over the next few days… I have already removed all of my writing/poetry except for 3, as a start to this decision …

    – Crowmanic

  • Les Boucher
    Les Boucherabout 3 years ago

    It seems,to me, that RB has become to large for the current management and the security system that is currently in place. Playing Devils advocate for a minute RB can only remove items once they are made aware of their existance. The touble as I see it is the speed in which they act…they are just too slow in removing articles which offend.
    Some things may only offend a couple of people and that could cause problems in the “do you delete it or not” catergory but, things that are so blatently obvious as those mentioned above should have been removed the moment that they were Bought to RB’s attention. They are the product of a sick mind who thinks them funny…..I sometimes worry about where society is heading.

  • thanks Les … btw, just to let you know… I’ve decided after much hesitation and researching of the issues Rb is having re inappropriate content, and the stance of 1000s of Members, that I’ll be removing much of my work and winding-back my level of involvement/contribution to dear ol’ Rb over the next few days… I have already removed all of my writing/poetry except for 3, as a start to this decision …

    – Crowmanic

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beabout 3 years ago

    I read this today and enjoyed it. Then found this

  • thanks Kimba, and for all your interest & support over time… I’ll be tagging you on Bluecanvas me-thinks ;) … btw, just to let you know… I’ve decided after much hesitation and researching of the issues Rb is having re inappropriate content, and the stance of 1000s of Members, that I’ll be removing much of my work and winding-back my level of involvement/contribution to dear ol’ Rb over the next few days… I have already removed all of my writing/poetry except for 3, as a start to this decision …

    – Crowmanic

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizabout 3 years ago

    i am on the same page as u my friend…a good thing gone bad…over what? is it all for greed? sighs