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More Bad Press For Affliction


No, it’s not another revelation about the criminal activities of Affliction’s owners or the fight card they’re still trying to put together, this one is related to the business the company actually makes a profit from: overpriced clothing. Reader Forrest Knighton clued us into a story from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where a Catholic woman has successfully gotten an Affliction shirt pulled from Nordstrom for being offensive to her religious beliefs.

The shirt is similar to a painting of Mary holding baby Jesus (for you non-religious types, that’s the one Ricky Bobby prays to), only in true Affliction style Mary’s face is replaced by — what else — a skull. This, said area shopper and busybody Judy Carbo, “hurt [her] heart.” She continued with this completely ineffective analogy:

“If you were Jewish, you wouldn’t want to see a swastika on a shirt. If you were African-American, you wouldn’t want to see anything desecrating you.”

Comparing a stupid t-shirt that replaces Mary’s face with a skull to symbols of the Third Reich? Classy.

Now don’t get me wrong, I find Affliction’s shirts offensive, too. But that’s because they’re ugly in a ‘when in doubt, use skulls’ kind of way and they cost five times what they ought to. But if they can’t sell idiotic shirts at idiotic prices, how is Fedor supposed to get paid? And what about Tim Sylvia? Who but Affliction would pay him $800,000 for thirty-six seconds worth of work? Think it through, Judy.


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TUF Guy- November 20, 2008 at 4:59 am
I also want to point out that I accidentally swallowed my own jizz this evening.

I was using my man-made ejaculate as starch when ironing my new Skull & Crossbones Afflition tee, when my 4" pecker decided to get crazy... short story long, it made a squirt in between my teeth and stuck onto my braces... and it tasted like pineapple. *YUM*
KG- November 20, 2008 at 4:56 am
OH- And religion is POISON. Christianity, Catholicism, Jews, Buddhists, etc. are all cults with a LOT of people in them.

If you believe there was a talking snake, dude parting water, a boat with millions of species of animals in it, etc. Then you are a fucking RETARD. Why dont you ask Santa for a shiny new bike this year?

Lets see if the Marine can pray for his limbs to grow back after they were blown off in Iraq... but little Sally from Buttfuck Florida prays for a new job and says THANK YOU GOD.. Praise Jesus! Religion is a fucking fairy tale. When your brain developes to the thinking level of a 12 year old child, it is easy to realize how full of shit the man-written bible is.. its hope and fairy tales for Adults.. and it is so old people get offended when you talk shit on it.

Wake up people- Religion is population and mind control.. they make you believe in shit like Demons and Angels, Heaven and Hell in order to get you to go to church and keep the Tax Exempt dollars in their bank accounts from you fucks tithing money... all those sermons are tax exempt "concerts" they use to pay their bills and not pay one goddamn cent in taxes like the rest of us!

Religion = Root of all evil
KG- November 20, 2008 at 4:43 am
Who gives a flying fuck about Affliction clothing anyway?

When I see a douche walking around with an Affliction t-shirt, I cant help but laugh like a child inside me. I have even asked a guy in the Apple store as I was getting my phone replaced if he actually trains... he said a few years ago, doing some boxing.. give me a fucking break. Stupid ass pussy wearing faggots... if you wear Affliction, 99% of the population thinks you a fucking homo !
Derly- November 19, 2008 at 11:52 pm
Born and raised in California. I need to understand the English language better before using it? That just sounds like a weak attempt at saying you don't even know what the fuck I just said to you. Get out of your trailer and start fucking something other than your sister.
UFC fan- November 19, 2008 at 11:40 pm
hey derle, when you get a grasp of the English language that are attempting to use, perhaps we can talk, till then really ...stop.....cause I feel bad for you.
What 3rd world monkey fucking part of the earth are you from?

Nice to see Tuf gay prove what kinda douche he assfliction wearing homo, nice call there tuffy, you showed us. (snicker)
Anthony- November 19, 2008 at 3:52 pm
@ Poops McCuntlic

- That was fucking awesome. I didn't even read a single comment after yours. That pretty much sumed it up right there.

Bill Mahr once said, and I'm paraphrasing, "Us none religious people are sane and comfortabl enough with our beliefs that we do not NEED to gather once a week to compare notes."
JP- November 19, 2008 at 2:48 pm
It's surprising how many people say that it is religion that doesn't show acceptance. Listen to your own logic; someone takes a religious icon and degrades it but it's the religion that is taking away your "rights of the first ammendment"? Give your head a shake!
You mock other people's beliefs and then when they speak up they are "dumb bitches." Maybe if Americans were a little more accepting of other peoples cultures there wouldn't be so much negativity associated with them.

PS Dana White is the devil
TUF Guy- November 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm
England rules Says:

November 20th, 2008 at 6:15 am
Dana has just dropped Fitch From the UFC


ANY THOUGHTS???????????????????????????????????????????????

I own about 50 Affliction shirts, I wear them everywhere, gym, school, movies, weddings, funerals, you name it I got one on. The designs are revolauatuionary. The skulls make me look bad ass, plus it matches my barbwire tattooes perfectly. I'll never wear anything else.
A Catholic with Sense- November 19, 2008 at 12:02 pm
I'm surprised that no one has pointed out that Mexican Catholics put a skull on the face of the Blessed Virgin Mary to celebrate el Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). It's a common motif, and it's not meant to be sacriligious or offensive.
England rules- November 19, 2008 at 11:15 am
Dana has just dropped Fitch From the UFC


ANY THOUGHTS???????????????????????????????????????????????
Earl- November 19, 2008 at 11:09 am

See that? Everything is better now. Hooray for boobies!
Anonymous- November 19, 2008 at 10:06 am
HAHAHA what a bitch.
Derly- November 19, 2008 at 8:30 am
I too agree with jugger, that it was pulled because of business interests. I don't agree with the whole thing he says about generalizing Americans. That's almost more of a stereotype than a generalization.

@UFC Fan
You're plain ignorant and a biggot. I would call you racist, but like you say others don't have the brain power to dictate. You don't have any power to be a racist, so you get the lesser label of filth a biggot. A racist actually has "power" to apply their discriminating life policies, however, by the sounds of it you have nothing. Don't try to prove you do either, because this is the internet and you're an automatic failure.
Joe T- November 19, 2008 at 7:55 am
I agree with GVT, Affliction shirts: "It’s the worst clothing ever." ...and glad the little old lady stuck up for her beliefs.
Anonymous- November 19, 2008 at 7:14 am
Hey Trinity,
If you're going to talk shit in another language do it right. Mein and Herr would never be next to each other you fucking retard, and how is UFC fan displaying the typical "American attitude" because he like everyone else in this country believes that the president won't be able to change the constitution? Go cry with your other pussy Canadian friends, not like your country has ever done anything that matters
cr_trinity- November 19, 2008 at 5:27 am
I see Mein Herr UFC Fan demonstrating the typical American attitude quite well.
cr_trinity- November 19, 2008 at 5:24 am
If only this dumb bitch cared as much about the genocide on behalf of Corporate Interest in Iraq. As I have said numerous times, you Americans will, and let's face it already do love your rapid descent into totalitarianism. You really do.
MMA Extreme- November 19, 2008 at 5:19 am
Muslims fucking rioted and burned shit down when some dude drew a cartoon of Muhammad.

Props to this old lady for standing up for her beliefs.
gvd- November 19, 2008 at 4:24 am
I don't understand why everyone wears affliction tees. It's the worst clothing ever. It's like all the fighters getting generic tribal tattoos kind of bad.
Jared the wiener- November 19, 2008 at 4:21 am
There was nothing done "legally" in this case and the government had absolutely no role in pulling the shirts. As Jugger already stated, it was purely a business decision made by a private business in response to a complaint. But by all means, please keep lecturing us poor ignorant yanks with your lofty understanding of our laws. Please keep shouting "separation of church and state" (and butchering the spelling) as though you have any fucking clue what that means in the American Constitutional context.
UFC fan- November 19, 2008 at 3:43 am
yeah you guys must be right, you uneducated 3rd world fucking monkeys MUST know whats best cause your part of the world is goddamn classy you cant wait to put your self on a fucking rickety ass raft to die on to get your 15th retarded son over here for a part of the American dream.
And with that in mind you stupid atheist trash self-absorbed fuckwits who think they know it all can just suck all the black balls of Obama you want, I am sure that will get you complete separation of church and state as well. keep dreaming you stupid fucks.
You think some non-religious, radical nigger with a Muslim sounding name will change a thing?
Whats next? the gays gonna tell us all how to have a REAL family? NONE of you morons are equipped with enough brain power to dictate shit much less KNOW anything.
take a mental note , the only reason you aren't dead is cause it is against the law to have a hunting season on your ignorant fuckers. keep breeding more morons the world needs more of you for damn sure....fools.
spell_check_good_idea- November 19, 2008 at 3:03 am
OK OK should have checked spelling

The only losers here are the ones complaining about afflictions shirts....their actually high quality shirts, that look good on people who look good..your all just jealous because MacDonald’s, and Wal-Mart don’t pay you enough for you to own one...even if you try and get one at the 2nd hand store "Frank Says:

November 19th, 2008 at 9:22 pm " and you are probably cannot get rid of your man boobs so you wouldn’t dare wear one, and that’s got you and the writer of this story all in a huff.

#2 this shirt is offensive, why is cool to bash Christianity all the time, but when it comes to some other religion its not? Im glad someone said something, Christian’s don’t stand up enough.

I’m sure the many Christians that fight :A. Silva, Rich Franklin, Matt Hughes, and many many more who profess on their sites that they are Born again Christian would be offended too..and could kick everyone’s as on this board on Sat night and make it to church on Sunday.

maxwell- November 19, 2008 at 3:02 am
uhhh, you guys that keep talking about political correctness are 100% wrong.
we're talking about florida, USA here people.....
if it was a pic of Mohamed getting shot @ point blank range with an m-16, there would have been an international uproar about it, but nothing would have been done legally. As an outsider, I seriously LOL at your (americans) complete ignorance(/ lack of balls to do anything regarding the defense of) the seperation of church and state.
Really, sorry to break this to you more rational americans, but the seperation has been non existant ever since bush sr. declared atheists non americans (and actually for a lot longer then that minus the kennedy (he was a catholic) years), Land of the free my taint..... Land of the white, protestants more like it. Hopefully with Obama in office and the seeming end of the GOP's 60 year old 'southern states' evangelical policy things might change, just a little bit.....
but don't fool yourselves.... You live in a theocratic oligarchy you silly yanks.
losers- November 19, 2008 at 3:00 am
The only losers here are the ones complaining about affilictions shirts....there actually high quality shirts, that look tgood on people who look good..your qall just jeasluos because macdonalds doesnt pay you enough to own one...even if you try and get one at the 2nd hand store "Frank Says:

November 19th, 2008 at 9:22 pm " #2 this shirt is offenisve, why is coolmto bash Christianley all the time, but when it comes to some other religion its noit? Im sure the many Chrsitions that fight :A.silva, Rich franklin, Matt Hugues, and many manmy mre who profess on theier sites that they are Born again Christian would be offended too..and could kick anyones ass on this board.
hooligun- November 19, 2008 at 2:37 am
Soppy cunt, fuck her who cares?