Should GB do a re-release of the China Don't Care shirt?

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Poll: Should GB do a re-release of the China Don't Care shirt? (160 votes)

Yes - I love freedom & Ryan Davis 69%
No - I love authoritarian governments 31%

Who wants another one of these bad boys:

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This topic is really not in good taste, considering the horrific human rights violations that have come to light since then, and especially the recent protests.

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#2  Edited By MobiusFun

Nah. Simply saying they don't care is a major understatement. There's also the possibility the shirt gets co-opted by racists.

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Maybe if you combined those two shirts into one that just says "Fuck China."

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#4  Edited By Jaalmo

Putting the obvious point of profiting over the barbaric despicable actions of an authoritarian government aside. The shirt is ambiguous enough where people can take whatever message they want from it. China not caring about what the world thinks of them could be a sign of strength to some people. If it's gets adopted by the wrong people, I'm sure GB doesn't want to be responsible for that.

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Lol get it, because the man playing a video game said a thing that reminded me of a meme on this silly website about games, the website should totally profit from the joke about China not caring about human rights. Because lol.

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All things have their time and place.

It is perhaps not that time.

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yeah this is terrible. shut it all down.

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i feel like the poll wants to steer me towards a certain direction

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What was fine 10 years ago is in poor taste today and will be fine again in 10 years.

Fuck it, sell it again. It was a great shirt.

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#10  Edited By chaser324  Moderator

It was a decent goof at the time, but the odds of it being interpreted as a racist/xenophobic thing has increased astronomically in the past decade. Even back in the day, I wore it maybe twice.

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I honestly didn't find it super amusing back then either. Not for any particular reason like I was offended or anything, just thought the joke was kinda meh.

The Ryan Davis shirt is good though.

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Nope

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I'd take the Ryan Davis shirt again, but the other side needs to say "Love Ryan Davis."

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The new shirt should say "China Super Cares"

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I voted yes, but only in the vacuum of "classic GB merch". Actually doing it would be a bad idea, though. It's not a strong enough statement to be considered a protest shirt, and like others said, it can be taken the other way far too easily. And either way, it's not a subject that should be tackled by a site like this via merch in either regard.

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#16  Edited By randombullseye

Because I don't listen to the podcast as it's released, I missed the China Don't Care shirts and would've really liked to have gotten one.

China Don't Care is the exact kind of double speak that would be fine on a shirt. Blizzard and the NBA only care about money, they have no interest in whats actually going on in China.

Free Hong Kong, the revolution of our time.

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Should Giant Bomb re-release the shirt?: Gonna have to agree with others in that it may not be a good look for the site. Political topics a dicey enough at it is around here, so I rather the site not take on any more possible negative attention, unless Jeff and co are willing to take on those consequences.

But should someone release a China Don't Care shirt?: Yes, specifically Jim Sterling who already takes on an outspoken activist persona.

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I’d rather it in poster form.

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No, but I think it would be way better to attend a sporting even with whatever anti PRC signage.

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#20  Edited By SethMode

The comments and the poll results do not line up at all.

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As funny as it is connecting these two things, no.

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I'd buy them

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Probably not

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No, we know where it comes from, but it would be in absolutely bad taste if it looked like the site was trying to profit off of everything going on with China right now.

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I find China Don't Care funny in the context of that specific shirt and the way Ryan described it on the Bombcast.

With all of the stuff going on, there's so much baggage between human rights issues, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and a lot of other issues around the world, it would probably come across as making light of it. There's a time and place, that seems like it would be in poor taste, etc. etc.

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I mean, with all the stuff going on I've certainly thought of the shirt more than in the past and kind of regret not getting one as it seems prophetic now in some way, or an astute observation in some contexts at the least, but I couldn't wear it without being ready for a lot of deserved flak so I'd want one just as GB memorabilia.

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I will admit I voted yes based on the memory of what that shirt means but after reading the comments I realized that, yeah, probably not the best look given what's going on right now.

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China does care. Too much.