Xanax, Adderall, Vicodin Shirts give attention-starved designer some attention – So, this line of t-shirts featuring the names of often-abused prescription drugs is creating controversy. Oh, look… another “artist” from L.A. is doing something crazy to get attention! Yawn…
This is the “Miley Cyrus” school of getting attention by any means necessary, and I guess people will always look to sink to the lowest level when they can’t get attention otherwise.
Anyway, these shirts have drawn predictable outrage from pharmaceutical companies (who wish to maintain their monopoly on profiteering from the prescription drug epidemic.)
Celebrity, and former “3rd Rock from the Sun” star Kristen Johnston (who struggled with prescription drug abuse) tweeted, “Millions are dying, and you want to make money off it. SHAME ON YOU,” after seeing the shirts.
Actually, do you realize that over 30,000 people a year die from abusing prescription drugs? That’s about equal to the number of people killed by guns or in car crashes each year. A high school friend of mine never woke up after a night of drinking and a couple of pain pills, so these statistics aren’t just abstract to a lot of people.
Well, clowns like this guy and Miley Cyrus will always be there to make a profit on something controversial, so just don’t buy their t-shirts, or otherwise support their brands.
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