Banned in the USA
From D. H. Lawrence to Luther Campbell and 2 Live Crew to Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” is there any better way to make a mint than to court controversy and boycotts?
The latest is David and Goliath, a small T-shirt company, sold $250,000 T-shirts over the Internet in one week, after media controversy erupted over their “Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them” T-shirt. While protestors succeeded in getting the T-shirts banned from some retailers, clearly all they did was provide a huge boost to the company’s business.
Of course, controversy isn’t foolproof. Anyone heard from Andrew Dice Clay recently?