I think this is an insult

@youless (94253)
Guangzhou, China
July 18, 2008 9:33pm CST
This morning I read a news via the net. There is a clothes store called KULT in Germany that makes an insult clothes to China. There are words on the T-shirts as follows (you can also see the attached photo): F-U-C-K You China Manufactured in Europa Produced and designed by Philipp Plein Hard to believe that this kind of T-shirts can be available because it's a big insult. It's the black sheep.
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@jerzgirl (8037)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
19 Jul 08
I agree - it is both insulting and culturally insensitive. There are better ways to protest imports than that - but at the same time, they are called "kult" meaning, they're not a mainstream store. There will always be someone saying something unpopular and insensitive. These people have apparently found a market for it. If the country's government endorses the product, that's a major problem. Hopefully, that will never happen.
@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jul 08
There are many kinds of business in the world, but I don't agree to make the insulting products towards any countries and people to earn money. I think it's better than make some products with slogans like We love peace! No more waste! Give a cat a home etc. It's better and it can be a good business and this earning is much more honorable.
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@jerzgirl (8037)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
19 Jul 08
I agree - unfortunately there will always be those who feel they have to insult whatever and whoever they don't understand or fear. And, as long as they exist, businesses like this will have a market to sell hateful products. They have the right to think it, but I agree with you that they shouldn't put it on display. All it does is encourage more of it.
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@jerzgirl (8037)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
5 Aug 08
Thank you, Youless, for the B.R. designation.
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• Hong Kong
19 Jul 08
I really don't understand. With all frequent information flow and easy communication with different parts of the world these days, some people are just as intolerant to other cultures as they were living in a black cave. I think that's insulting and discrimination. Well, every country has its own defect and things to admire, I think everyone should be educated enough to know that by then and no country is perfect. That piece of clothing is just an extreme.
@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jul 08
You are right. It will be so stupid to wear something like that. Shame on them!
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Yes it is an insult. I don't know why anyone would buy a shirt like that.
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jul 08
Thanks for your kindness.
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• Canada
19 Jul 08
It's sad, but some will just argue that it's freedom of speech.
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jul 08
Yes, you can say it's a freedom of speech. But is it nice for people to say "f*uck you"? Will you allow your children to say it? When some people don't know how to respect to others, then the freedom of speech seems to be an excuse only.
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@plumwish07 (4059)
• Indonesia
21 Jul 08
due to your thread posting in here, i also feel the same way as like you dear. in my opinion, its clearly insult but i believe the person who made this matter have their own opinion for their defending. they can say thats is kind of art expressions pssst, lovel avatar, is she your daughter?
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 08
This avatar is from my son. When he was very little, others also thought he is a "girl" Perhaps he has beautiful big eyes
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• Indonesia
21 Jul 08
yes, he has very wonderful eyes which makes him as likke pretty girl so cute he is, i just feel in love to see his face
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
Hi youless! Goodness! This is really absurd. I am speechless here. All I can say is, forgive them my friend for maybe they are envious of what your country have become now. Take care and God Bless!
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jul 08
Perhaps we can forgive it, but it's hard to forget it.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
Hi youless! I do understand that, my friend. Take care and God Bless!
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@sanzi1201 (644)
• China
5 Aug 08
I think our government should indit the people who design this words.
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Aug 08
I am sorry, I don't understand.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
I also think that is a big insult to China and all Chinese people... i hope the Chinese community in Germany will do something about this T-shirt company... because it is clearly destroying the image of a great country... China is not perfect... but i also doesn't deserve such insult... in fact... nobody does... they may say that they are exercising freedom of speech or expression... but that should be done not at the expense of others...
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jul 08
I think it's rude to just insult other country or people like that. It doesn't help to solve anything, but create anger. It's very stupid.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jul 08
youless that is an insult and I wish for your sake there was some way to stopthem from doing that. I can just imagine seeing a teeshirt that saves F-u=c-k America.wow people would be demanding to know who ,made them and probably' would want to hang him for such an insult.Whoever this man'is he must not have much in the way of brains in his head.
@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jul 08
That's so wrong to insult anybody or any countries like that. I think those are the people who like starting fights.
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