Mom buys up store’s shirts to stop them from being sold

A Utah mom took matters into her own hands when her local PacSun store refused to stop displaying t-shirts the woman found offensive.

Judy Cox of Orem, Utah, said she was shopping with her 19-year-old son when she saw the t-shirts in the store’s display window.  Cox says she thinks the shirts, which feature photos of women wearing revealing lingerie, were not appropriate for display at all, much less for a prominent window display.

Cox told KUTV she thought the window display violated decency codes in her city and state.  She said she also thinks PacSun was marketing to an audience of teens and children, and that the images on the shirts were not appropriate for that audience.

Cox said she was so upset that she spoke with a store manager, who was police but told her they would have to consult their corporate officials for guidance and that could take several days.

So, she took matters into her own hands.

First, she offered to buy the window display, according to a report from KUTV.  The manager said they would sell the display to her, but the store would just replace the display.

So, Cox bought all of the shirts she found offensive.  She bought all 19, at $27.98 apiece.  Even though she spent nearly $600, Cox said she would return to the store and buy more if PacSun re-stocked them.

Cox said she notified the store and the PacSun corporate offices that she intends to return the shirts after the Orem city manager rules on whether the shirts can be legally displayed.

In our area, PacSun has stores in Davenport and Dubuque.  The shirts in question are available at other PacSun locations across the country and on the store’s website.

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