- A T-shirt with a controversial slogan has been slammed on social media
- One man believes that it promotes family abuse
- The T-shirt seller, Edgars, has responded to the complaints
Edgars has received some backlash for releasing a T-shirt with a controversial slogan. The chain store was called out on social media
The slogan, "wooden spoon survivor" is unacceptable because it makes light of the violent climate of South Africa. This is according to Andrew Faull, senior researcher in justice and violence prevention at the Institute for Security Studies.
Taking to Twitter, he posted a picture of the shirt and said that it makes light of the family violence trend exhibited in the country.
He went on to give figures of the prevalence of violence homes and how it negatively affects children.
According to TimesLIVE, an Edcon spokesperson has responded to the outcry related to the slogan. They said that the company takes child abuse very seriously and did not intentionally aim to trivialise the matter.
The company believes that the backlash is warranted, but also state that there are diffrent interpretations of the T-shirt and wooden spoon.
"That is a reflection of the diverse society that we live in"
Edgars went on to say that they support Mr. Andrew's fight against abuse and violence.
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