Outrage over 'Hang Loose' noose shirts at T.J. Maxx

TJ Maxx Getting Slammed Over 'Hang Loose' Noose Shirts

by Tony Lewis

DALLAS – Hey, you want to make a fashion statement with what you wear, right? What you wear says a lot about who you are. That's why a shirt that that says "Hang Loose" with a picture of a noose is causing major outrage, NewsFix CW33 reports.

Folks on Twitter are reacting in disgust to the manufacturer, Tavik, and the seller, T.J. Maxx.

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Outrage over 'Hang Loose' noose shirts at T.J. Maxx

When @PsychoGF_ received a photo of the shirt from her brother Monday night, she tweeted her outrage. The shirt was found at a T.J. Maxx location in Kissamee, Florida.

"My brother took a picture of it and sent it to me. It's real. Which means it's a REAL problem," she wrote on Twitter.

Her post was retweeted over 500 times, and it resulted in the shirt being pulled from the store.

@illiam_william @fergusonaction @tavik @tjmaxx @SoulRevision This is seriously being sold in a TJ Maxx?! How utterly disgusting!
@illiam_william @tavik @tjmaxx @SoulRevision both companies are clearly sloppy in their decisions. What an amateur idiotic mistake to make
@misss__danielaa I'd love to see them respond. That is not okay on any level
Props to @PsychoGF_ for spreading the awareness of such a grotesque article of clothing being sold. World change happens bit my bit...
@PsychoGF_ Hello, thanks for reaching out about this. Please give our Customer Service a call at 1-800-926-6299 M-F between 9-6EST.
We are deeply sorry to anyone who may have been offended. The shirt is being pulled from stores immediately.

Not only is this shirt in bad taste, the timing couldn't be worse. The country is still reeling from the OU frat fallout where members of its SAE chapter were caught on camera singing a chant about hanging people from a tree.

After the backlash, Tavik's PR Manager said they're pulling the shirt from retailers ASAP.

And T.J. Maxx is moving into the 21st century and yanking the shirt from all its stores too.

This isn't the first t-shirt controversy to sweep the nation. Urban Outfitters is in the Hall of Shame for selling shirts emblazoned with the Star of David patch Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany.

UO also advertised another shirt was available in "Obama black."

In fact, the web is full of sites that seem to specialize in selling the most offensive t-shirts possible. But based on the disgust out there on social media about the "Hang Loose Noose," it looks like this trend of offensive chic is worn out.

Urban Outfitters' 'Holocaust tapestry' sparked major backlash:

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In Febuary, Urban Outfitters was slammed for selling a tapestry many people feel is eerily similar to the uniforms forced upon gay Nazi concentration camp prisoners. The Anti-Defamation League demanded that they pull the product off their shelves.

Courtesy: Anti-Defamation League

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BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 27: Flower arrangements lies in front a on a memorial to the homosexuals persecuted by the Nazis during a memorial ceremony on January 27, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Thousands of people will come together today to remember and honour the millions killed in the Holocaust and mark the for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops on 27th January, 1945. Auschwitz was among the most notorious of the concentration camps run by the Nazis during WWII and whilst it is impossible to put an exact figure on the death toll it is alleged that over a million people lost their lives in the camp, the majority of whom were Jewish. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
Flowers are laid at a memorial to thousands of gay Holocaust victims killed by the Nazi during the Second War at the Gan Meir (Meir Park) during its inauguration on January 10, 2014 in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv joins Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney and San Francisco. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN - MAY 27: Two men from a gay councilling organization hold a wreath while lining up to peek into the window of the just-inaugurated memorial to homosexual victims of the Nazis on May 27, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The memorial, a large stone with a window that looks onto an image of two men kissing, commemorates the tens of thousands of gays imprisoned by the Nazis, including the estimated 15,000 sent to concentration camps. The memorial stands in the Tiergarten park close the to Holocaust Memorial. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 27: Members of the public leave roses and candles on a memorial during an event to commemorate the homosexual men and women who were persecuted by the Nazis during the Holocaust on January 27, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Today is the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, which is being marked by many different communities across the world. (Photo by Christian Marquardt/Getty Images)
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