Dear Teespring Sports: Please Stop Spamming Our Facebook Feeds with Your Crappy NBA Calavera Tees

You know you are just part of a “Latino demographic” when every time any of us in our group checked our Facebook feeds today, we kept getting this ad from Teespring Sports:


Of course, because you know, what better way to express your love for a Pacific Northwest professional basketball team than buying a tee with a calavera? Because it’s not like this is just yet another example of appropriation, right?

And the marketing behind the tee is so clever, right?

Sweet Blazers Skull
Inspired by the beautifully made Dia [sic] de los Muertos, these tees are sweet like sugar. Long live the Blazers!

We give up.

The thing is, from the looks of it, no one seems to care. But just in case you do, add your comments here and let Teespring know what you think. It’s not like they’re not asking for feedback:


For the record, we agree with the comment from Lalo Guerrero, who simply wrote this on Teespring Sports’ Facebook wall: #nomames.

Hit it, Gollum.

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rikimaru says:

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The Talmud contains much that is frivolous of which it treats with great gravity and seriousness; it further reflects the various superstitious practices and views of its Persian (Babylonian) birthplace which presume the efficacy of demonical medicines, or magic, incantations, miraculous cures, and interpretations of dreams. It also contains isolated instances of uncharitable “ judgments and decrees against the members of other nations and religions, and finally it favors an incorrect exposition of the scriptures, accepting, as it does, tasteless misrepresentations.

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