SOURCE: CafePress

CafePress

November 16, 2010 19:52 ET

TSA Full-Body Scanning Controversy Inspires T-shirt Designs Declaring "Don't Touch My Junk" -- A CafePress Cultural Barometer™ Report

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - The recent flare of controversy over TSA full-body scanning security policies has kicked into high gear on CafePress, the world's biggest online destination for custom T-shirts and gifts, with a flood of new user-created T-shirt designs declaring "If you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested."

As the story of John Tyner and his experience with TSA at the San Diego International Airport unfolded over the weekend, CafePress users quickly responded by uploading hundreds of new TSA scanning-related T-shirt designs. The total catalog of available TSA T-shirts and unique gifts has now skyrocketed to over 7,000 different products.

"The T-shirt designs our community creates are often an indicator of what's relevant in society, making the CafePress Marketplace a continually reliable Cultural Barometer of current trends," said CafePress Vice President of Marketing Amy Maniatis. "Whether they're reacting to a political movement like the Tea Party, or recent concerns over TSA full-body scanning, we're sure to see comical, irreverent and often insightful dialog playing out on the ever expressive T-shirt."

Popular TSA related T-shirt designs include:

"Of course there are those who lean towards the other side of the argument; supporting new full-body scanning measures as a necessary measure of security," Maniatis adds. "This stance is reflected through T-shirts as well, but based on the slow trickle of supportive TSA designs, it seems the CafePress Barometer is pointing to an anti-scanning sentiment."

About CafePress Cultural Barometer Report
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. With over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom T-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations it's a real-time reflection of the things people truly care about. Launched in 1999, CafePress has empowered individuals, Non Profits and businesses to create, buy and sell customized merchandise online using the company's unique print-on-demand and e-commerce services. In April of 2009 CafePress created the Cultural Barometer™ Report to share some of the more interesting, obscure, newsworthy, overwhelming, and just plain funny trends that come to our attention via the almighty T-shirt.

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