Protestors in Toledo, Ohio were successfull in getting Kmart to pull the gross “Problem Solved” shirt they’ve been selling.
Many passing drivers honked their horns – apparently in support – as parents of young people who were slain in domestic violence, representatives of the Toledo chapter of the National Organization for Women, the Take Back the Night Collective, and others shivered in the 27-degree temperatures.
Most held signs referring to the T-shirt carried in Kmart’s boys department:
â€¢”Attention Shoppers: Kmart has an attitude problem. Recall violent merchandise.”
â€¢”Attention! Domestic violence in Aisle 7.”
â€¢”Violent T-shirts: Get it off your chest!”
â€¢”There is nothing light-hearted about domestic violence.”
During the rally, which lasted about 35 minutes, three parents of domestic violence slaying victims walked across the parking lot to the store to present a letter written to Aylwin Lewis, chief executive and president of Sears Holdings Corp., the parent firm of Kmart and Sears stores.
Spokesperson Kim Freely, who once said “we believe these attitude Ts are meant to be light-hearted in nature,” later released a statement saying that the shirt “is no longer available at Kmart…and we have no plans to reorder it.”
So big kudos to the demonstrators in Toledo!