shirlo wrote:If this had been about any ethnic group it would never have seen the light of day-- so why is it okay to say about people in a particular region of our country?
DivineAna wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing the Woot sales map if this prints completely black over the entire Appalachian region.
To me, it's no different than mocking hipsters. It's humor. It's a gross exaggeration based on a stereotype. I guess I'm not shocked that some people would find it offensive. I remember some people were offended by my Race for a Cure shirt, too. It's just my humor. In grossly exaggerating a stereotype, the intent is to mock the stereotype itself, with a knowing dig at the people being stereotyped. This is another one of my favorite designs:
Being a woman, myself, I'm pretty sure I know that my mind isn't really consumed with a clean house and new appliances. And being from a small town in Appalachia, I'm pretty sure I know how to read. And our local library has at least 5 books. ;)