I’m beginning to wonder if I shouldn’t make Abercrombie & Fitch the official Stupid Evil Bastard Clothing Maker what with how they keep pissing people off. This time out it’s a T-shirt they’re selling on their website for $24.50(!!) that has a map of West Virginia on it along with the words “It’s all relative in West Virginia.”
Gov. Bob Wise, a Democrat, contends that the shirt is a not-so-subtle play on the stereotype of West Virginia as a haven for incest. In a letter sent Monday to Abercrombie & Fitch’s chairman, Michael Jeffries, Mr. Wise demanded that the company stop selling the shirt and destroy its entire stock of it.
“By selling and marketing this offensive item, your company is perpetuating an inaccurate portrayal of the people of this great state,” Mr. Wise wrote. “Indeed, such a depiction of West Virginians undermines our collective efforts to communicate a positive representation of the spirit and values of our citizens.”
I must say that I agree wholeheartedly that this is an inaccurate portrayal of the people of West Virginia. I’ve been there personally and I’ve never noticed any obvious signs of inbreeding. Not that I was looking all that hard.
Besides, everyone knows it’s Kentucky where everything is relative, right? :devil: