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Following the The Weinstein Co.’s decision to terminate Harvey Weinstein from his position as co-chairman of the company Sunday — four days after a New York Times article exposed years of alleged sexual misconduct — one could say that his status as a Hollywood power player is dead. At least, that’s what a new T-shirt is insinuating.
For $40, you can express your distaste for the ousted Weinstein Company exec by sporting a T-shirt bearing a headstone reading “Harvey Weinstein.” The tee is now available for preorder on a website called RIP Harvey, hosted on the ecommerce platform Shopify, and is available in three colors: white, black and gray. The graphic is also available as a hoodie, available in the the same three colorways for $60.
According to the site, 10 percent of proceeds from the sale of each shirt or hoodie will be donated to Girls Be Heard, a nonprofit theater company that aims to empower women by giving them a platform to express themselves through socially conscious storytelling, according to the organization’s website.
Little is known about the seller behind the tees; however, the very existence of a merch associated with a scandal has become a pattern in the era of fashion activism. After Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during last year’s presidential debates, a company called Google Ghost sold “Nasty Woman” tees with a percentage of proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood. The brand raised more than $130k for the organization.
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