US /
Offended Mom Buys All Store's 'Indecent' T-Shirts
Utah woman plans to return them after 59 days
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2014 1:59 AM CST
Judy Cox sits for a portrait next to a stack of T-shirts with what she believes are pornographic designs.   (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)

(Newser) – An outraged mother in one of America's most conservative counties decided to take a stand against a mall store's display of "indecent" T-shirts—by buying them all. Judy Cox says she was shopping with her teenage son in Orem, Utah County, when she spotted a window display of T-shirts featuring semi-clad models in provocative poses. When the manager declined to remove the display, she coughed up $567 for all the PacSun store's shirts from its "Visual Heartbreakers" line.

Cox says she'd like to just destroy all 19 shirts, "but I'll let their corporate office figure out what to do with them when I return them on day 59 of a 60-day return policy," she tells the Daily Herald. She has been in touch with the city attorney of Orem—which calls itself "Family City USA"—to see whether the store's display violated the city's decency code, and says she hopes her efforts will inspire others. "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," she tells the AP.

View 1 more image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Offended Mom Buys All Store's 'Indecent' T-Shirts is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 103 comments
Mar 2, 2014 12:27 PM CST
What a loser control freak, I feel sorry for her kids having to be raised like that.
Feb 20, 2014 10:33 AM CST
a nut but a very smart one!!!
Feb 20, 2014 6:18 AM CST
how much is she selling them for