Is this tacky?

it.girl

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I'm thinking about getting a custom shirt made that reads "I don't support child labor, terrorism, and drug trafficking. I don't purchase fakes." I wouldn't wear it out except maybe to run a quick errand if I don't have anything else to wear. It would mostly be to wear around the house. Is this tacky in any sort of way?
 
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I like the saying, its just that I do not wear loud t-shirts. I think its nearly impossible to look put together with a message t.
 

DangerousJade

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I do find it a little tacky, because it comes across as trying too hard for validation. Instead of having an adult discourse in an appropriate setting, it's using shock value generalizations to make a condescending point. It's not witty or memorable, just aggressive. If it's an issue you care about, use your resources to develop effective, thoughtful ways to raise awareness. If it's just so you can announce that you own very expensive things and get off feeling morally superior about them, then yeah, I'd skip it.
 
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bagsforme

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I don't think its tacky. It gives people something to think about. I have a "don't buy from petshops, no puppymills" t shirt.
 
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I think it's a little tacky...there are better ways to express your opinions :smile:

Also if you don't plan on wearing it out, or only wearing it in the house, what is the point of wearing it then? no one will see the message!
 

leap of faith

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I think if you're just planning to wear it around your house you shouldnt care if its tacky or not :smile:
 

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I do find it a little tacky, because it comes across as trying too hard for validation. Instead of having an adult discourse in an appropriate setting, it's using shock value generalizations to make a condescending point. It's not witty or memorable, just aggressive. If it's an issue you care about, use your resources to develop effective, thoughtful ways to raise awareness. If it's just so you can announce that you own very expensive things and get off feeling morally superior about them, then yeah, I'd skip it.
I agree 100%. And to be honest, if I saw a shirt that said something like that on it, I would probably scoff at it. I doubt it would make me think, rather just question why they're trying so hard to get attention.