A pretty penny for decency
Orem mom Judy Cox paid $567 to purchase 19 “indecent” shirts off of a PacSun rack.
- Judy Cox and her 18-year-old son were shopping at University Mall in Orem when Cox noticed a display in PacSun window with shirts portraying scantily clad women in provacative poses. Cox addressed the store manager who dismissed Cox’s complaint, saying they needed corporate approval to remove the display. Cox then decided to take things into her own hands by purchasing all 19 t-shirts in stock.In an email to the Associated Press, Cox said, “These shirts clearly cross a boundary that is continually being pushed on our children in images on the Internet, television and when our families shop in the mall.”Pacsun’s Chief Executive Gary Schoenfeld told the Orange County Register that the company will continue to carry a variety of brands – including ones that may be deemed provocative. “While customer feedback is important to us, we remain committed to the selection of brands and apparel available in our stores.”Cox even plans to meet with Orem’s city attorney to see if the t-shirts she took out of PacSun violate the city code.
- Although this type of thing has happened before in Orem, “Family City USA”, the media has picked up this story and it has spread across the country like wildfire, even being picked up by the New York Times. Twitter users enjoyed poking fun at the conservative mom:
- Others admire Cox’s stance, saying we need more people like her to raise awareness and to have a voice about the declining morals in our society.
- Cox says she is going to eventually return the shirts, and will let PacSun’s corporate office “figure out what to do with them when I return them on day 59 of a 60-day return policy.”
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