We’ve been so busy with PETA, we’ve forgotten about American Apparel. What does one have to do with the other? They both sacrifice one social justice issue in pursuit of another. I find this leftist balkanization–where lefty groups choose one and only one social justice issue and ignore the rest, or even exacerbate them–fascinating. It leads to, if you will allow me to mix metaphors, a leftist cannibalization. We are eating ourselves.
So anyway, American Apparel is American Apparel because they are supposed to care about fair wages. You know, made in America according to fair labor laws. Anti-sweatship and all that good stuff. What a lovely thing. Except… their ads (stolen from Copyranter). They make me want to wash my eyes out with soap.
Um… not safe for work.
See also our post on the striking resemblance between their commercials and those old banned child-porn-esque Calvin Klein commercials.