News PacSun upside-down flag T upsets Memorial Day shoppers

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  1. dawg

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    On Memorial Day, plenty of shoppers are talking about PacSun…

    but not because of the clothing store's big sales.

    Angry customers are commenting on the retailer's Facebook page and calling in complaints to the company, because of one T-shirt for sale that features a "disrespectful" upside-down American flag.

    Here are a few of the many posts on a PacSun Facebook post about a BOGO sale:

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    Some shoppers are calling PacSun "disgusting" and "insulting," because an upside-down flag is an unofficial signal of distress. As members of the military know, flags are only meant to be flown this way "in instances of extreme danger to life or property," according to the U.S. Flag Code.

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    The T-shirt was apparently designed in a collaboration with rapper A$AP Rocky, and is still available online. Here are reviews about the T on PacSun's site:

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    A$AP Rocky has another PacSun flag T-shirt for sale, but this one has the union up.

    Calls to PacSun corporate were not returned on Memorial Day, so it's unclear whether the shirt was accidentally printed upside-down, purposefully designed as a political statement, or neither. Customer service representatives for PacSun said that they've received several complaints about the shirt, and that PacSun is looking to issue a statement on the topic soon.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...flag-t-upsets-memorial-day-shoppers/27916733/
     
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    Just a matter of time before the wig or Ralph will be wearing this
     
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    Don't disrespect the flag.... Easy enough :usflag:
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Nothing screams "Anarchy" quite like a T-Shirt you bought at the mall...
     
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    Fucking disgusting!!!














    $23.95 for a t-shirt.
     
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    I thought it was nasty
     
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    "Robin, now a word from our new sponsor, Pacific Sun. I'm wearing one right now. Along with my skinny jeans."
     
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    Of course conservatives are agreeing with this because OBAMA!!
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    If this was the Bush era they'd be out in full force....
     
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    Disrespectful motherfuckers! :pissed:
     
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    The company doesn't understand what the fuss is. They had no complaints with their initial t shirt marketed in Japan.

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    An inverted flag is a sign of distress. Is the rapper or the store the one in distress?
     
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    IMO, fake conservatives.


    if reagan were here today hed be saying "there they go again" a lot in regards to current Rs
     
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    Hipster fashion. So bad-ass and edgy.
     
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