Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Free Iran

After the contraversy surrounding the 'Legalize Gay. . . Repeal Prop 8 Now!" t-shirts (resulting in staff receiving death threats and vandalism on stores), American Apparel have upped-the-ante again with their next political statement.
The retail giant supplied a UCLA rally for Iranian democracy with "Free Iran" T-shirts on Saturday. A spokesperson for the company stated:

"American Apparel is a company that supports liberty and open-minded thinking. [We have] a history of putting our money where our mouth is. We have some resources and assets that your average protester doesn't and we want to use those when we can." 

2 comments:

مهدی said...

hi:
i am an iranian and so glad to see u comment on u weblog:)
i like free iran
i hope we can have a free country
tanx
:)
with best regards
mahdi

What Kat Did said...

Hi Mahdi,

I am so grateful for your comment, thank you.

It's so good to see that a huge company like American Apparel are willing to stand up and make such a politically motivated statement - their influence on youth culture and their competitors is huge so hopefully it will do some good.

:) I hope for a free Iran too.

Kat x