Last Friday, the e-commerce company Teespring, which allows people to create and sell custom apparel, made the announcement that it was banning all Antifa designs from its platform, citing a “recent increase of violent content.”
This immediately enraged the organization of Antifa International, who tried to pressure Teespring into undoing the ban by accusing the brand of “fascism.” While many other brands have been cowering to Antifa and the Left as of late, Teespring is refusing to back down.
“[Teespring] just shut down our t-shirt fundraiser. Why? Because our shirts contain the word ‘antifa,’” Antifa International wrote on Twitter. The group went on to cite a Teespring email announcing the cancellation, writing, “The listing was removed for the use of ‘Antifa’ which is in violation of our acceptable use policy and not permitted on Teespring.com.”
Seemingly unaware of the irony, Antifa International proceeded to argue that the word Antifa does not “glorify violence” right before the group whining that Teespring removed its “This Hammer Smashes Fascists” campaign.
Later in the group’s Twitter rant, Antifa International accused Teespring of being on the side of “bigotry, fascism, and hatred.”
“If [Teespring] doesn’t want anti-fascists to use their platform, they should be honest about their reasons. Not doing so leads one to speculate about what side they’re on in the fight against bigotry, fascism, and hatred,” the group tweeted.
Many companies would have immediately backed down and reversed the ban after being accused of “bigotry” and “fascism” by Antifa, but not Teespring. Instead, the company stood by the decision and defended it.
“Teespring is not a fascist company,” the company tweeted. “Due to the recent increase of violent Antifa content, we have removed all Antifa related listings until we are able to review the intent behind the designs. Reviewing this content will take some time, so we appreciate your understanding.”
More brands and companies should take a page out of Teespring’s book and stand strong in the face of backlash and threats from radical leftist groups like Antifa. In the end, these lefties aren’t nearly as tough as they think they are, so refusing to back down to their threats and taunts is the best way to make them go away forever.
This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on August 11, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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