An event organizer is under fire after selling a parody T-shirt for St. Patrick’s Day bearing a slogan “Drunk Lives Matter”. The T-shirt, which is also being sold on Amazon, has been called “Offensive” and “Scary.”
PubCrawls.com, the company behind the T-shirt, has been blasted for adapting the name of anti-police movement “Black Lives Matter.”
The Baltimore Radio 92Q Jam attacked the company, saying: “For people of color it’s already scary enough to see masses of drunk white people roaming around town, but to see them intoxicated and making fun of a movement whose goal is to save our very lives? Well, that’s damn near terrifying.”
A writer at left-leaning Mic.com, Melissa Kravitz, also attacked the T-shirt saying that it calls for the whole of St. Patrick’s Day into question. She wrote: “This parody delegitimizes the Black Lives Matter slogan by altering it to encourage a day of debauchery and binge drinking, and the shirt also implies the main point of St. Patrick’s Day is to get drunk.”
The T-shirt attracted negative views on Amazon.“This is extremely racist. Amazon, you should remove this immediately. There is nothing funny about the murder of black people,” said one reviewer.