03/18/2015 11:48 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Spreadshirt, Custom Clothing Design Company, Removes Homophobic T-Shirt From Website

One company just made an incredible display of solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the face of blatant homophobia.

Spreadshirt operates as a platform for users to design and order a range of custom clothing. Yesterday, an image of a custom t-shirt available for purchase began making the rounds on the Internet. The shirt read "Pussys & Beer Thank God I Ain't Queer!"

Following The Huffington Post's request for comment from Spreadshirt regarding this product, the company promptly deactivated the design and excluded the product from any sales activities, calling the shirt "ethically questionable." A spokesperson for Spreadshirt told The Huffington Post,

Spreadshirt is a provider of an online platform, allowing our customers and partners to customize textiles with their own graphics. Shop partners and designers are solely responsible for the designs they offer in their shops and on our site. However, the design obviously found its way to our marketplaces which we honestly regret... we don't want to support [content that] unacceptably offends or disrespect against persons because of gender, religious affiliation, political opinion or similar characteristics.

Kudos to Spreadshirt for helping to combat homophobia in such a direct and prompt manner. Head here to visit the company's website.



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