Alex Blaze

Queer(e)s as punching bags

Filed By Alex Blaze | October 31, 2007 7:35 AM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: bumper sticker, eBay, hate crimes against LGBT people, violence

These bumper stickers were up for sale at eBay:


Because violence against queer(e)s is just so damn funny. And the stick figures are so original.

Jeremy has more, like the company's asinine "we're so ironic that we ironically come up with an ironically lame excuse and ironically ignore the issues you bring up" explanation.

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Of course, they're going to make excuses and claim those are offended somehow misunderstood their intent. After all, they're (presumably) making money on this and it wouldn't be good business to admit the truth.

Fortunately, the folks at EBay apparently see things differently. The auction/sale has been canceled, according to latest reports.

I was a punk rocker in my late teens-early 20's and I wore plenty of socially and politically unpopular slogans on my own clothes, but never, even when homophobia and racism were at their height in that community, anything that advocated violence against minorities. In my circle, that was considered tacky and not in keeping with real punk values. While there were certainly some who felt otherwise, we were more about the values expressed in songs like "Nazi Punks Fuck Off!".

A pity the people making money of these things don't feel the same way, but at least EBay gets it.