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Orem mom buys all explicit T-shirts in PacSun store

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Posted at 7:28 AM, Feb 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-19 09:28:40-05

OREM, Utah –A Utah mom is in the spotlight after she took matters into her own hands when she noticed an offensive T-shirt display in a store.

Judy Cox noticed the display of shirts featuring nearly-naked women on them in the PacSun window in the University Mall in Orem. When she asked a manager about taking the display down, the manager said the only thing she could do was email the complaint to her corporate manager.

Cox said she didn’t want the display to be in the window any longer, so she bought all the explicit shirts in the store for about $600. She said she plans to return to them later toward the end of the store’s 60-day waiting period.

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Cox released the following statement Tuesday regarding the incident:

My intent in purchasing the T-shirts from Pac Sun was to remove them from the front window display. In order to do that I had to purchase the entire stock in the store.

These shirts clearly cross a boundary that is continually being pushed on our children in images on the internet, television and when our families shop in the Mall.

After consulting with the City attorney, and the display promotion is over, I will return the T-shirts to the store. Hopefully the message will be clear that this is not acceptable for public display in our communities.

I hope my efforts will inspire others to speak up within their communities. You don’t have to purchase $600 worth of t-shirts, but you can express your concerns to businesses and corporations who promote the display of pornography to children.