Prop 8 Battleground – Silver Spring MD???

American Apparel (After the first vandal Jul 23)

American Apparel (After the first vandal Jul 23)

July 22, 2009. Silver Spring, Maryland, just on the outskirts of DC, Its a neat place full of young people, diverse ethnic groups and a safe, family feel. But today it is the Battleground for Prop 8. The glass window of an American Apparel clothing store was shattered in what appears to be a hate-motivated crime.

The clothing company released this statement:

“Yesterday an American Apparel store in Silver Spring, Maryland had a window broken by someone upset over the company’s support for gay marriage. Our Georgetown location and others in the areas have received similar threats. We just wanted to use this forum here to announce that not only are they not going to prevent us from speaking out on an issue that is important to this company and our employees but we’ll continue to run Legalize Gay advertisements in papers across DC-Metro area. We’ll also send Legalize Gay t-shirts to any group in Washington DC that is fighting for gay rights and will help support any protest or rally for the cause.We don’t find this kind of thing funny and we definitely don’t find it intimidating.”

My Opinion:

I am for gay rights. I believe life is short so enjoy every minute. Maybe gays getting married will decrease the percentages of people getting divorce these days. Last time I read it was up to 70% getting divorced. So the people that claim to take this union between a man a woman very serious have likely taken there vows more then once… till death do us part (again). So before you judge others maybe a mirror might help?

I have a problem with companies making profit off of a cause. My mom has a bottle of water with Obama’s mug on it. It’s pretty funny… every time I look at it I have to wonder “is this legal”? I mean maybe I shoulda cashed in? Living in the dc area I could have sold I dunno… Obama brand deodorant? You know the prez stay freshhhh. Ok seriously tho,

Prop 8 Tee (Legalize Gay)

Prop 8 Tee (Legalize Gay)

Just as a side note, I also read that the owner of American Apparel is a reallllllly weird guy. I read an article in the LA times that was about him sexual harassing his employees and walking around the office in tighey whiteys…

I do like the simple and sexy (plain helvetica font style) American Apparel ads. But who can afford 40$ for a plain neon green tee shirt??? Thats gonna shrink until you wonder what happen to it?

There is a valuable lesson or lessons to be learned here boys and girls and that is… people in glass stores shouldn’t back down to people in glass houses who throw bricks errr I mean stones… well you get what im tryna say right???? Kudos to AA for not backing down… maybe I will waste 40$…


Broken Window (Jul 27)


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