"R.I.P. Harvey Weinstein" Merch Being Sold for a Good Cause
Ten percent of proceeds are being donated to nonprofit theatre company Girls Be Heard.
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.