Tuesday, 1 July 2008
What may seem funny to some is obviously offensive to others. The 16 year old wearing a t-shirt with the above images was arrested and charged with offensive behavior under the Summary Offences Act 2005 for public nuisance. The shirt was worn, not at a religious gathering but down a road where members of the public would have no doubt found it offensive. I am not religious but when I see these kind of t-shirt images, it makes me cringe and ask, "Does this person have any self respect?".
Then you will find the parents of younger children again who buy clothes for their youngsters with varying slogans that really have no business being on kids clothing. It isn't funny, and I believe it sends out the wrong message to our children when you permit them to wear them. It is one thing to see older people parading around in trashy clothes as such, but find it disgusting when parents turn their kids into walking billboards with sexual orientated messages.