Forever21FreeThePitBull Photos & Videos

3 days ago

Repost from sophiegamand using RepostRegramApp - Update on the #Forever21FreeThePitBull campaign. As many of you know by now, Forever 21 is currently selling a hoodie featuring a dog wearing a heavy padlocked chain around its neck. We have all been very vocal since I first posted before the weekend (you guys have been amazing actually! Keep it up, civil but firm!). Tonight, the hoodie is still sold online and I am getting reports that people are seeing the hoodie in stores all over the country. Today, it was spotted (a full rack of those) in one of their flagship stores in New York City, a tourist hotspot. I see comments from people who are tired of T-shirt controversies and think we should let it go because this is “just a hoodie”. This is not just a hoodie. It’s a hoodie that is meant as some kind of statement and targets younger generations. A hoodie that is being mass-produced and distributed in hundreds of stores by a company that has had partnerships with the ASPCA and The Humane Society, and claims to be “socially responsible”. I have no idea what the intent behind this design was. I want to believe the best in people. But the result of this design is devastating. It portrays a dog, a vulnerable sentient being, chained and padlocked like an object. How is this socially responsible? The fact that it’s a pit bull makes it worse because it perpetuates a narrative that hurts and kills hundreds of thousands of dogs every year. I am not sure why in 2019 we still have to explain this, but here we go again in case someone at Forever 21 is reading: chaining a dog is NOT cool. Wearing the image of a chained dog is not cool. Making money off that imagery, while claiming to care about animals, is a disgrace. We are asking Forever 21 to discontinue this hoodie and pull it from their stores. Keep sharing and posting. Keep telling Forever 21 that you will not shop there if this is the kind of imagery they align themselves with. Speak up! #Forever21FreeThePitBull roselyn_sanchez kaitlindday c.legit5

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@forever21 You owe us a public apology. Your company has made to many insensitive mistakes and you skate by like nothing has happened. We will not back down until you do!!! @totalliberationnewyork with @get_repost ・・・ SEND FOREVER 21 an e-mail NOW and SHARE❗️LINK IN BIO 👉🏻 There is still no official comment addressing this gross mistake on behalf of Forever 21 - we’re demanding they provide one publicly! 👉🏻 We were outraged to learn that Forever 21 is still selling a red hoodie with the image of a Pitbull in chains and a padlock (front), a broken chain link fence (back) and barbed wire down the sleeves. •Too frequently, pit bulls are irresponsibly depicted as dangerous or deserving of maltreatment. Sadly, the Pitbull is the most widely used breed in dogfighting, one of the most serious forms of animal abuse which always ends HORRIFICLY for these animals. •Pitbulls are not dangerous commodities you can chain up! There's NO EXCUSE to normalize an image of ANIMAL ABUSE under ANY circumstance. @sophiegamand @stevedalepets @incredibullstella @pitbullsandmascararescue @bitingbacknyc @vegandogrunner @newyorkbullycrew @harleypuppymilldog #pitbull #fashion #dog #pitbullsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #forever21 #forever21freethepitbull #awareness

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#RepostPlus @totalliberationnewyork - - - - - - SEND FOREVER 21 an e-mail NOW and SHARE❗️LINK IN BIO 👉🏻 There is still no official comment addressing this gross mistake on behalf of Forever 21 - we’re demanding they provide one publicly! 👉🏻 We were outraged to learn that Forever 21 is still selling a red hoodie with the image of a Pitbull in chains and a padlock (front), a broken chain link fence (back) and barbed wire down the sleeves. •Too frequently, pit bulls are irresponsibly depicted as dangerous or deserving of maltreatment. Sadly, the Pitbull is the most widely used breed in dogfighting, one of the most serious forms of animal abuse which always ends HORRIFICLY for these animals. •Pitbulls are not dangerous commodities you can chain up! There's NO EXCUSE to normalize an image of ANIMAL ABUSE under ANY circumstance. @sophiegamand @stevedalepets @incredibullstella @pitbullsandmascararescue @bitingbacknyc @vegandogrunner @newyorkbullycrew @harleypuppymilldog #pitbull #fashion #dog #pitbullsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #forever21 #forever21freethepitbull #awareness @wokenvegan @libernate269 @kimmied73 @moby @antifur.society @ashlovesmongo @janeunchainednews @rehdd @iamamagedoff @lifelovevegan @houseofhallucination @mostxtreme70 @amibeach_lifestyle

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SEND FOREVER 21 an e-mail NOW and SHARE❗️LINK IN BIO 👉🏻 There is still no official comment addressing this gross mistake on behalf of Forever 21 - we’re demanding they provide one publicly! 👉🏻 We were outraged to learn that Forever 21 is still selling a red hoodie with the image of a Pitbull in chains and a padlock (front), a broken chain link fence (back) and barbed wire down the sleeves. •Too frequently, pit bulls are irresponsibly depicted as dangerous or deserving of maltreatment. Sadly, the Pitbull is the most widely used breed in dogfighting, one of the most serious forms of animal abuse which always ends HORRIFICLY for these animals. •Pitbulls are not dangerous commodities you can chain up! There's NO EXCUSE to normalize an image of ANIMAL ABUSE under ANY circumstance. @sophiegamand @stevedalepets @incredibullstella @pitbullsandmascararescue @bitingbacknyc @vegandogrunner @newyorkbullycrew @harleypuppymilldog #pitbull #fashion #dog #pitbullsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #forever21 #forever21freethepitbull #awareness

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Not gonna shop at Forever 21 until they stop selling and remove their "Dog in Chains" hoodie #forever21freethepitbull

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Shame on @forever21. If you want to keep your customers you need to remove clothing like this from your stores immediately. We will no longer be shopping at your stores, instead we will use that money to put towards our local Pit Bull Rescue. If you agree that this type of advocacy towards animal cruelty is unacceptable, contact @forever21 and Do Won Chang, founder, do.chang @forever21.com. Repost from @incredibullstella and @pitbullsofinstagram #forever21freethepitbull #dontbullymybully #dontbullymybreed #endbsl #banforever21notgooddogs #banbadpeoplenotgooddogs #pitbulls

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@keiko_conservation_k911 Repost from @sophiegamand - 🖤👎👎👎👎 Apparently @Forever21 thinks their new “tough guy” look featuring a pit bull wearing a heavy padlocked chain around the neck is super cool. This design, currently sold by Forever21, perpetuates the idea that pit bulls are worth less than other dogs, that they are dangerous, commodities you can chain up, as if they weren’t just as vulnerable as any other dog. My guess is, it’s sheer ignorance on Forever21’s part, but ignorance is no longer an excuse, and they are hopefully about to learn a valuable lesson when the Internet Hell breaks loose on them. . It baffles me that people can be so disconnected from the reality for these dogs. But of course, how could they know when they’ve never volunteered with a rescue, or witnessed the horror these dogs face daily? During my recent exhibition in New York, I featured similar chains and padlocks that had been removed from pit bulls seized in cruelty cases. Swipe to see the reaction of a normal human being – one of my exhibit’s visitors - in front of those objects of torture. Yet these silly designers think it’s so cool to wear this image on a hoodie? . Hey, Forever21, just swipe to see a video of a real chained pit bull I met once in Texas. A dog that was kept like that and for whom I couldn’t do anything because people like you think it’s so cool, and some politicians see nothing wrong in this. Look at that dog’s eyes and tell me there is nothing wrong with this image, and that you stand 100% behind your “pit bull graphic hoodie” design. . #Forever21FreeThePitBull . #never21 #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulls #pitlove

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Repost from @sophiegamand - 🖤👎👎👎👎 Apparently @Forever21 thinks their new “tough guy” look featuring a pit bull wearing a heavy padlocked chain around the neck is super cool. This design, currently sold by Forever21, perpetuates the idea that pit bulls are worth less than other dogs, that they are dangerous, commodities you can chain up, as if they weren’t just as vulnerable as any other dog. My guess is, it’s sheer ignorance on Forever21’s part, but ignorance is no longer an excuse, and they are hopefully about to learn a valuable lesson when the Internet Hell breaks loose on them. . It baffles me that people can be so disconnected from the reality for these dogs. But of course, how could they know when they’ve never volunteered with a rescue, or witnessed the horror these dogs face daily? During my recent exhibition in New York, I featured similar chains and padlocks that had been removed from pit bulls seized in cruelty cases. Swipe to see the reaction of a normal human being – one of my exhibit’s visitors - in front of those objects of torture. Yet these silly designers think it’s so cool to wear this image on a hoodie? . Hey, Forever21, just swipe to see a video of a real chained pit bull I met once in Texas. A dog that was kept like that and for whom I couldn’t do anything because people like you think it’s so cool, and some politicians see nothing wrong in this. Look at that dog’s eyes and tell me there is nothing wrong with this image, and that you stand 100% behind your “pit bull graphic hoodie” design. . #Forever21FreeThePitBull . #never21 #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulls #pitlove

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Pease go overs ta her account ta listen to da videos becuz fer some reason, IG isn't reposting it correctly 😣 #Repost @pitbullsandmascararescue ( @get_repost ) ・・・ WE DID IT! I talked to Corporate today. Red Hoodies are recalled! They will be off the shelves by the end of the weekend 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 thank You to everyone that stepped up to email, call, and share. Thank You to the @incredibullstella for the amazing video that spread the word so quickly 💓 SWIPE 👉🏽 #forever21freethepitbull.

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DISGUSTED!!!!! As a human and as a pit owner and rescuer, this makes me sick. Apparently @forever21 thinks their new "tough guy" look featuring a pit bull wearing a heavy padlocked chain around the neck is super cool. This design, currently sold by @forever21 , perpetuates the idea that pit bulls are worth less than other dogs, that they are dangerous, commodities you can chain up, as if they weren't just as vulnerable as any other dog. My guess is it's sheer ignorance on Forever21 's part, but ignorance is no longer an excuse, and they are hopefully about to learn a valuable lesson when the Internet Hell breaks loose on them. It baffles me that people can be so disconnected from the reality for these dogs. But of course, how could they know when they've never volunteered with a rescue, or witnessed the horror these dogs face daily. In the words of @rebeccacorry , pit bulls are INHERENTLY GOOD. #forever21freethepitbull

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⚠️I visited @forever21 yesterday, January 12th.⚠️ They are still stocking this MONSTROSITY with a heavy padlocked chain around a beloved pittie’s neck. To make matters worse, there is barbed wire down the arms, and on the back, a “broken out of” chain-linked fence. 😡Seriously WTF.😡This matters b/c how many times do people purchase prints/sayings/patterns that represent themselves? This matters b/c, like it or not - a lot of youth (who are still forming opinions about the world) shop here. This matters b/c animal cruelty is rampant enough without a brand (possibly, inadvertently) making light of a serious situation. This matters to me b/c I’m a proud pittie-parent and take this bullshit personally. 🤬 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 @forever21 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼This is irresponsible and disgusting. 🤬TAKE IT DOWN. #forever21freethepitbull #forever21

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UPDATE: people have emailed forver21 and they have responded: they said they have removed the sweatshirts off of their websites and most stores, (although the sweatshirt is still sold on the uk website and has been spotted in many stores) they also said they would be giving all the money they have made of of this sweatshirt to animal charities!!! hopefully soon the sweatshirt will be 100% gone!!! Forever21 said this shirt wasn’t meant to promote animal abuse and they were upset it was taken that way, hopefully they keep their word and will have this sweatshirt completely gone soon!! - - - - - - - #forever21freethepitbull #stopkilling #shameonyou #boycottforever21 #forever21 #animalcrulety #stopthis #never21 #freethepitbull

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We’re getting word that Forever 21 is pulling ALL of those despicable pit bull hoodies from their stores this weekend. Many thanks to everyone who joined this crusade with Blue and I, we love you guys and appreciate all your support so very much. Enjoy your weekend everybody, I know ours just got a whole lot better, ❤️😘 #bslgotohell #bslsucks #bullybreed #bullyfollowers #bullyfollowtrain #bullylove #bullylovers #bullymom #endbsl #forever21freethepitbull #fureverhome #handsomeboy #loversnotfighters #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllove #pitbulllovers #prairielife #pupparazzi #rescued #rescuedandloved #rescuedogmom #shebapawzgroup #simplepetlove #spoiledrotten #stopbsl #sweetseniors #thebullyclubhouse #unitedpawsgroup #wagaware #woofpackbros

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@forever21 this is such a cruel stereotype. Pitbulls die so often from pitbull fights due to people's stupidity and hunger for blood. If you could repost this with #forever21freethepitbull I feel more people would understand the death that had to go on so you could get some "cute clothes" that are supposed to make you look tough. Disgraceful.

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@forever21 just recently released this sweatshirt that clearly has a CHAINED pit bull on it. This is absolutely not ok. Who in the world would make a sweatshirt like this!?! Pit bills are very nice dogs and DONT deserve to be chained up!!! They no longer have it online, but they are still selling it in stores! I went there and saw it for myself! It’s ridiculous! We need to stop this immediately. #forever21freethepitbull

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WE DID IT! I talked to Corporate today. Red Hoodies are recalled! They will be off the shelves by the end of the weekend 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 thank You to everyone that stepped up to email, call, and share. Thank You to the @incredibullstella for the amazing video that spread the word so quickly 💓 SWIPE 👉🏽 #forever21freethepitbull.

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UPDATE - #repost from @sophiegamand UPDATE JAN. 9th! It looks like Forever 21 heard us!! MAYBE!! I was going to claim victory but someone sent me the link to the hoodie, still being sold online in the UK at least... so let’s see what happens next. But the big update is that I’m getting reports from many that they’ve emailed Forever 21 and received the following auto-reply (and I hope Forever 21 follows through!): . . Thank you for reaching out. We take your feedback on this product extremely seriously. Please know that the image of the dog was computer generated and not intended to portray animal abuse in any way. We were deeply saddened that it was interpreted in this light and immediately removed the product from our website, stores and social media channels. We sincerely apologize for the offense this may have caused and appreciate you taking the time to express your concerns. As a reflection of our intentions to give back and as a gesture of good faith, we are in the process of identifying a national animal charity that we can donate all proceeds generated by the sweatshirt to. Thank you again. Sincerely, Forever 21 . If they follow through (which we have yet to see), I think this would be a brilliant victory! I’m sure it takes time to discontinue a product, especially in physical stores. But you’ve got to appreciate their effort. I’m so proud of those of you who commented, shared, and reached out to Forever 21 in a respectful, peaceful, calm and constructive way. Well done!! 🙌 almost there!! #forever21freethepitbull

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Let’s see if they really pulled those Hoodies off the racks! Who’s checking a @forever21 today?! Hit us up in the comments after you go. If you find them take a pic and tag us. #forever21freethepitbull

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#Repost from @tripod_petey with @regram.app ... People I can't say enough about how disturbing it is that Forever 21 would put out a sweatshirt that represents a pitbull with chains around his neck and bob wire down the sleeves!!! Many of my pitbull brothers & sisters get abused every day in America, many of them live their entire lives on chains. Pitbulls are not vicious animals that need to be chained behind fences!! Why would a clothing brand want to perpetuate that horror and false stereotype ? Please sign the petition that some awesome doggo friends of mine @hi_its_roxie created to make Forever 21 accountable for them to remove this shirt from their product line and pull it from every store in the nation !! #forever21sucks , #forever21freethepitbull , #forever21representsanimalcruelty , #educatedontdiscriminate , #animalcrueltyisnotfashionable , #boycottforever21 , #bethechange , #iampitbullstrong LINK👇 https://www.change.org/p/forever-21-forever-21-is-selling-a-hoodie-that-misrepresents-pit-bulls?recruiter=69842410

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Portraying a dog in this way is wrong. Its not fashionable its cruelty. The American Staffordshire Terrier or Pitbull was once considered a "Nanny dog" for your children. But did you know in the early twentieth century Pit Bulls were so respected for their loyalty, determination and bravery that they were chosen to represent America in WWI on posters used for recruitment and to sell war bonds. This Pitbull is known as the most decorated war dog to have served the U.S. military. SHOW SOME RESPECT! 》Reposted from @pompous.albert - Happy to join, when something is this wrong, we must speak up for each other. #forever21freethepitbull - #regrann

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The amazing and relentless (in a very positive way!) @sophiegamand posted that forever 21 is removing this product (though online in UK they’re currently available 😡) and that they are going to donate to a national animal charity! Thanks for all the hard work, Animal Advocates! #winning #forever21FreethePitBull #dontbullymybreed

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OUTRAGEOUS of FOREVER 21 won't respond to requests to cease selling this shit. So now please commit to #banforever21 #banforever21 🚫 #Repost @tripod_petey ( @get_repost ) ・・・ People I can't say enough about how disturbing it is that Forever 21 would put out a sweatshirt that represents a pitbull with chains around his neck and bob wire down the sleeves!!! Many of my pitbull brothers & sisters get abused every day in America, many of them live their entire lives on chains. Pitbulls are not vicious animals that need to be chained behind fences!! Why would a clothing brand want to perpetuate that horror and false stereotype ? Please sign the petition that some awesome doggo friends of mine @hi_its_roxie created to make Forever 21 accountable for them to remove this shirt from their product line and pull it from every store in the nation !! #forever21sucks , #forever21freethepitbull , #forever21representsanimalcruelty , #educatedontdiscriminate , #animalcrueltyisnotfashionable , #boycottforever21 , #bethechange , #iampitbullstrong LINK👇 https://www.change.org/p/forever-21-forever-21-is-selling-a-hoodie-that-misrepresents-pit-bulls?recruiter=69842410

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Forever 21 y su nueva polémica. Hace un par de días me enteré gracias a la información compartida por @sophiegamand que @forever21 había lanzado un polerón en el que se ve la horrible imagen de un perro pitbull encadenado. Las reacciones no se hicieron esperar y dejan en evidencia, nuevamente, la nula preocupación de las grandes marcas por los temas que para algunos (me incluyo) son relevantes. La marca se disculpó vía mail con las personas que escribieron indignadas por esta prenda y al parecer ya la sacaron de su web. Los perros de raza pitbull así como otros de razas grandes, han sido durante años estigmatizados como violentos y peligrosos. Esto ha llevado al abandono de cientos de perros de estas razas o bien, sus dueños deciden mantenerlos encadenados. Siempre he insistido en la importancia del vestuario, que es un lenguaje poderoso y que debemos usarlo de la mejor manera posible. Podemos comunicar grandes cosas a través de la ropa. ¿Será que @forever21 de verdad quería perpetuar el estigma de esta raza? ¿O simplemente no piensan? Los invito a revisar la cuenta de @sophiegamand y ver el hermoso trabajo que hace con perros pitbull rescatados. • #forever21freethepitbull #pitbull #dontbullymybully #dontbullymybreed #AdoptaNoCompres #NoAbandones #ClosetSustentable #ModaEtica #ModaSustentable #ModaSostenible #ModaLenta #EthicalFashion #SlowFashion #SustainableFashion #StopFastFashion #animalrights

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Reposted from @sophiegamand - UPDATE JAN. 9th! It looks like @forever21 heard us!! MAYBE!! I was going to claim victory but someone sent me the link to the hoodie, still being sold online in the UK at least... so let’s see what happens next. But the big update is that I’m getting reports from many that they’ve emailed Forever 21 and received the following auto-reply (and I hope Forever 21 follows through!): . . Thank you for reaching out. We take your feedback on this product extremely seriously. Please know that the image of the dog was computer generated and not intended to portray animal abuse in any way. We were deeply saddened that it was interpreted in this light and immediately removed the product from our website, stores and social media channels. We sincerely apologize for the offense this may have caused and appreciate you taking the time to express your concerns. As a reflection of our intentions to give back and as a gesture of good faith, we are in the process of identifying a national animal charity that we can donate all proceeds generated by the sweatshirt to. Thank you again. Sincerely, Forever 21 . If they follow through (which we have yet to see), I think this would be a brilliant victory! I’m sure it takes time to discontinue a product, especially in physical stores. But you’ve got to appreciate their effort. And i guess you could go to stores and show them the email so they expedite the removal process 😛 I’m so proud of those of you who commented, shared, and reached out to Forever 21 in a respectful, peaceful, calm and constructive way. Well done!! 🙌 almost there!! #forever21freethepitbull

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So we received this email back from Forever 21. Computer generated or not, SOMEBODY approved those hoodies to go on the shelves of their store. Pulling them from their online store and social media is a great start, but definitely not enough. It’s a sad world that we live in when it’s become socially acceptable to promote animal abuse to our younger generation for a profit. Even if the proceeds are being donated to charity. Please do the right thing and get that crap OFF your shelves, 💔😔 #bullybreed #bullyfollowers #bullyfollowtrain #bullylove #bullylovers #bullymom #deednotbreed #endbsl #forever21freethepitbull #fureverhome #handsomeboy #loversnotfighters #neverthebreed #pitsandtits #pitbull #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllove #pitbulllovers #pupparazzi #rescued #rescuedandloved #rescuedogmom #shebapawzgroup #simplepetlove #spoiledrotten #stopbsl #sweetseniors #thebullyclubhouse #unitedpawsgroup #woofpackbros

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So we received this email back from Forever 21. Computer generated or not, SOMEBODY approved those hoodies to go on the shelves of their store. Pulling them from their online store and social media is a great start, but definitely not enough. It’s a sad world that we live in when it’s become socially acceptable to promote animal abuse to our younger generation for a profit. Even if the proceeds are being donated to charity. Please do the right thing and get that crap OFF your shelves, 💔😔 #bullybreed #bullyfollowers #bullyfollowtrain #bullylove #bullylovers #bullymom #deednotbreed #endbsl #forever21freethepitbull #fureverhome #handsomeboy #loversnotfighters #neverthebreed #pitsandtits #pitbull #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllove #pitbulllovers #pupparazzi #rescued #rescuedandloved #rescuedogmom #shebapawzgroup #simplepetlove #spoiledrotten #stopbsl #sweetseniors #thebullyclubhouse #unitedpawsgroup #woofpackbros

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Forever21 is supposed to be pulling this design from their stores ❤️ and donating any proceeds to a national animal charity but it’s still on sale in the UK 🐾❤️ @sophiegamand #forever21freethepitbull

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Forever 21 Chained Pitbull on Sweatshirt is how so many pitbulls live and printing this image on a sweatshirt normalizes it. It’s not cool to wear this! Please share and spread the word! #Forever21FreeThePitBull #banForever21

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Reposted from @ sophiegamand - UPDATE JAN. 9th! It looks like @ forever21 heard us!! MAYBE!! I was going to claim victory but someone sent me the link to the hoodie, still being sold online in the UK at least... so let’s see what happens next. But the big update is that I’m getting reports from many that they’ve emailed Forever 21 and received the following auto-reply (and I hope Forever 21 follows through!): . . Thank you for reaching out. We take your feedback on this product extremely seriously. Please know that the image of the dog was computer generated and not intended to portray animal abuse in any way. We were deeply saddened that it was interpreted in this light and immediately removed the product from our website, stores and social media channels. We sincerely apologize for the offense this may have caused and appreciate you taking the time to express your concerns. As a reflection of our intentions to give back and as a gesture of good faith, we are in the process of identifying a national animal charity that we can donate all proceeds generated by the sweatshirt to. Thank you again. Sincerely, Forever 21 . If they follow through (which we have yet to see), I think this would be a brilliant victory! I’m sure it takes time to discontinue a product, especially in physical stores. But you’ve got to appreciate their effort. And i guess you could go to stores and show them the email so they expedite the removal process 😛 I’m so proud of those of you who commented, shared, and reached out to Forever 21 in a respectful, peaceful, calm and constructive way. Well done!! 🙌 almost there!! #forever21freethepitbull - #regrann

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👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #Repost @sophiegamand ( @get_repost ) ・・・ UPDATE JAN. 9th! It looks like @forever21 heard us!! MAYBE!! I was going to claim victory but someone sent me the link to the hoodie, still being sold online in the UK at least... so let’s see what happens next. But the big update is that I’m getting reports from many that they’ve emailed Forever 21 and received the following auto-reply (and I hope Forever 21 follows through!): . . Thank you for reaching out. We take your feedback on this product extremely seriously. Please know that the image of the dog was computer generated and not intended to portray animal abuse in any way. We were deeply saddened that it was interpreted in this light and immediately removed the product from our website, stores and social media channels. We sincerely apologize for the offense this may have caused and appreciate you taking the time to express your concerns. As a reflection of our intentions to give back and as a gesture of good faith, we are in the process of identifying a national animal charity that we can donate all proceeds generated by the sweatshirt to. Thank you again. Sincerely, Forever 21 . If they follow through (which we have yet to see), I think this would be a brilliant victory! I’m sure it takes time to discontinue a product, especially in physical stores. But you’ve got to appreciate their effort. I’m so proud of those of you who commented, shared, and reached out to Forever 21 in a respectful, peaceful, calm and constructive way. Well done!! 🙌 almost there!! #forever21freethepitbull

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UPDATE JAN. 9th! It looks like @forever21 heard us!! MAYBE!! I was going to claim victory but someone sent me the link to the hoodie, still being sold online in the UK at least... so let’s see what happens next. But the big update is that I’m getting reports from many that they’ve emailed Forever 21 and received the following auto-reply (and I hope Forever 21 follows through!): . . Thank you for reaching out. We take your feedback on this product extremely seriously. Please know that the image of the dog was computer generated and not intended to portray animal abuse in any way. We were deeply saddened that it was interpreted in this light and immediately removed the product from our website, stores and social media channels. We sincerely apologize for the offense this may have caused and appreciate you taking the time to express your concerns. As a reflection of our intentions to give back and as a gesture of good faith, we are in the process of identifying a national animal charity that we can donate all proceeds generated by the sweatshirt to. Thank you again. Sincerely, Forever 21 . If they follow through (which we have yet to see), I think this would be a brilliant victory! I’m sure it takes time to discontinue a product, especially in physical stores. But you’ve got to appreciate their effort. And i guess you could go to stores and show them the email so they expedite the removal process 😛 I’m so proud of those of you who commented, shared, and reached out to Forever 21 in a respectful, peaceful, calm and constructive way. Well done!! 🙌 almost there!! #forever21freethepitbull

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Please sign petition in @hi_its_roxie page #Repost @tripod_petey with @make_repost ・・・ People I can't say enough about how disturbing it is that Forever 21 would put out a sweatshirt that represents a pitbull with chains around his neck and bob wire down the sleeves!!! Many of my pitbull brothers & sisters get abused every day in America, many of them live their entire lives on chains. Pitbulls are not vicious animals that need to be chained behind fences!! Why would a clothing brand want to perpetuate that horror and false stereotype ? Please sign the petition that some awesome doggo friends of mine @hi_its_roxie created to make Forever 21 accountable for them to remove this shirt from their product line and pull it from every store in the nation !! #forever21sucks , #forever21freethepitbull , #forever21representsanimalcruelty , #educatedontdiscriminate , #animalcrueltyisnotfashionable , #boycottforever21 , #bethechange , #iampitbullstrong LINK👇 https://www.change.org/p/forever-21-forever-21-is-selling-a-hoodie-that-misrepresents-pit-bulls?recruiter=69842410

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Posted @withrepost @blockyheadedwigglebutts So disgusted that anyone would think this animal abuse is fashionable. Really @forever21 ? Brock has a permanent scar around his neck from being chained up. Hair will never grow back there. He was also found with a human belt around his neck as a collar. Ari was chained up 24/7 (see our story highlights for a photo taken before she was rescued) to see that some poor excuse of a “fashion designer” thinks this is OK but actually looks good, and the fact it was approved by humans, shipped by humans, and hung in stores all over by store associates who didn’t blink an eye makes me physically nauseous. @forever21 You should probably go back to selling cheap crop tops THANKS. People, we can do something about this! SHARE, boycott, and speak up! #forever21freethepitbull #boycottforever21 #Staffordshirebullterrier_feature #pitbull_lovers_photos #pitbullcorner_ #dogsofcle #mydogist #dogsofinstaworld #bark #barkbox #dogsofbark #barkshop #unitedpupper #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbull #staffy #rescuedogsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #amazingstaffy #staffymoments #instadog #pitbulldoglove #rescue #rescuedogs #adopt #savethemall #dontbullymybreed #endbsl

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This may just be a sweatshirt but it is an unimaginable reality for these poor dogs. Using an image like this promotes animal cruelty and glorifies it. Forever 21 should be ashamed of themselves. Making a profit through promoting animal violence and calling it "fashion" is disgusting. We should be advocating and helping the situation but instead an influential company is using imagery that does the complete opposite. If you can't understand why this is disturbing please do some research on animal abuse cases in which a dog has been chained up and left to die. They suffer horrific physical and mental pain and sometimes do not come out alive. #boycottforever21 #freethepitbull #forever21 #endanimalabuse #pitbull #newyorkbullycrew #forever21freethepitbull #abusenotfashion #crueltyfree

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Standup for those who can't stand up for themselves! #dogmomma. **** Don't shop @forever21 they are selling a horrible sweatshirt that perpetuates negativity on this beautiful, sweet, kind breed! SEND THEM A RESPECTFUL MESSAGE SO THEY HEAR US LOUD AND CLEAR***** #stopanimalabuse #shameonforever21 #dogmom #dogsofinstagram #dogmomlife #standupforalldogs #standupforpits #insta_people_daily #instaquotes #dogs #savethemall #love #lovedogs #instagram #instagramdogs #pitsofinstagram #lovealldogs #rescuepup #rescuemom #rescuedog #forever21freethepitbull

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#Repost from @barxandblooms with @regram.app ... Join the movement and change the narrative for pit bulls. 1️⃣Repost this photo followed with a second photo of your pup in their BARX + BLOOMS flower collar. 2️⃣ Tag @forever21 and use the hashtags #FlowersOverChains and #Forever21FreeThePitBull. . ❤️ Pit bulls are an amazing breed type that deserve to be loved and seen in a positive light. #BARXANDBLOOMS #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulllove #pitbulls #dontbullymybreed #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllife #pit #pitbullsofig #endbsl #pitbullpuppy #pibble #americanbully #pitbullsofficial #incredibullstella

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Reposted from @nycscr - Reposted from @sophiegamand - Update on the #Forever21FreeThePitBull campaign. As many of you know by now, Forever 21 is currently selling a hoodie featuring a dog wearing a heavy padlocked chain around its neck. We have all been very vocal since I first posted before the weekend (you guys have been amazing actually! Keep it up, civil but firm!). Tonight, the hoodie is still sold online and I am getting reports that people are seeing the hoodie in stores all over the country. Today, it was spotted (a full rack of those) in one of their flagship stores in New York City, a tourist hotspot. I see comments from people who are tired of T-shirt controversies and think we should let it go because this is “just a hoodie”. This is not just a hoodie. It’s a hoodie that is meant as some kind of statement and targets younger generations. A hoodie that is being mass-produced and distributed in hundreds of stores by a company that has had partnerships with the ASPCA and The Humane Society, and claims to be “socially responsible”. I have no idea what the intent behind this design was. I want to believe the best in people. But the result of this design is devastating. It portrays a dog, a vulnerable sentient being, chained and padlocked like an object. How is this socially responsible? The fact that it’s a pit bull makes it worse because it perpetuates a narrative that hurts and kills hundreds of thousands of dogs every year. I am not sure why in 2019 we still have to explain this, but here we go again in case someone at Forever 21 is reading: chaining a dog is NOT cool. Wearing the image of a chained dog is not cool. Making money off that imagery, while claiming to care about animals, is a disgrace. We are asking Forever 21 to discontinue this hoodie and pull it from their stores. Keep sharing and posting. Keep telling Forever 21 that you will not shop there if this is the kind of imagery they align themselves with. Speak up! #Forever21FreeThePitBull https://www.instagram.com/p/BsXLjTpl_RP/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=w37j8xd34dit

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Dear @forever21 This is what owning a pit bull looks like: love and flowers, not heavy chains and barbed wire! Your implied rhetoric is offensive and outdated. Breeds categorized as “pit bulls” are beloved members of families across the world and cherished as such. That should be the premise of any campaign launched in this day an age. #endbsl #shameonyou #forever21 #pitty #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbullsofinsta #pitbullsofig #rednose #rescue #pitbull_love #pitbulladvocate #bride #groom #dogsinweddings #flowerpower #truth #flowergirl #endbsl 🚫 #mypitbullisfamily #dontbullymybreed #forever21freethepitbull

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🛑 Please read and Share 🙏🏻 Thank you #Repost @tripod_petey with @get_repost ・・・ People I can't say enough about how disturbing it is that Forever 21 would put out a sweatshirt that represents a pitbull with chains around his neck and bob wire down the sleeves!!! Many of my pitbull brothers & sisters get abused every day in America, many of them live their entire lives on chains. Pitbulls are not vicious animals that need to be chained behind fences!! Why would a clothing brand want to perpetuate that horror and false stereotype ? Please sign the petition that some awesome doggo friends of mine @hi_its_roxie created to make Forever 21 accountable for them to remove this shirt from their product line and pull it from every store in the nation !! #forever21sucks , #forever21freethepitbull , #forever21representsanimalcruelty , #educatedontdiscriminate , #animalcrueltyisnotfashionable , #boycottforever21 , #bethechange , #iampitbullstrong LINK👇 https://www.change.org/p/forever-21-forever-21-is-selling-a-hoodie-that-misrepresents-pit-bulls?recruiter=69842410 @newyorkbullycrew @nycscr @rescuedogsrocknyc @standupforpitsfoundation @pitbullsofinstagram @ipittythebull @thedodo @theellenshow @therock

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So disgusted that anyone would think this animal abuse is fashionable. Really @forever21 ? Brock has a permanent scar around his neck from being chained up. Hair will never grow back there. He was also found with a human belt around his neck as a collar. Ari was chained up 24/7 (see our story highlights for a photo taken before she was rescued) to see that some poor excuse of a “fashion designer” thinks this is OK but actually looks good, and the fact it was approved by humans, shipped by humans, and hung in stores all over by store associates who didn’t blink an eye makes me physically nauseous. @forever21 You should probably go back to selling cheap crop tops THANKS. People, we can do something about this! SHARE, boycott, and speak up! #forever21freethepitbull #boycottforever21 #Staffordshirebullterrier_feature #pitbull_lovers_photos #pitbullcorner_ #dogsofcle #mydogist #dogsofinstaworld #bark #barkbox #dogsofbark #barkshop #unitedpupper #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbull #staffy #rescuedogsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #amazingstaffy #staffymoments #instadog #pitbulldoglove #rescue #rescuedogs #adopt #savethemall #dontbullymybreed #endbsl

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This is disgusting. There are pitbulls being abused, chained, neglected, and mistreated. And Forever21 is promoting it! This is terrible and I will probably never buy there again. Not only did they make this disgusting shirt, the copy other people’s work and sell it. This needs to stop. We have a voice and we will not stop using it. @forever21 #forever21freethepitbull #foreverstupid #never21

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People I can't say enough about how disturbing it is that Forever 21 would put out a sweatshirt that represents a pitbull with chains around his neck and bob wire down the sleeves!!! Many of my pitbull brothers & sisters get abused every day in America, many of them live their entire lives on chains. Pitbulls are not vicious animals that need to be chained behind fences!! Why would a clothing brand want to perpetuate that horror and false stereotype ? Please sign the petition that some awesome doggo friends of mine @hi_its_roxie created to make Forever 21 accountable for them to remove this shirt from their product line and pull it from every store in the nation !! #forever21sucks , #forever21freethepitbull , #forever21representsanimalcruelty , #educatedontdiscriminate , #animalcrueltyisnotfashionable , #boycottforever21 , #bethechange , #iampitbullstrong LINK👇 https://www.change.org/p/forever-21-forever-21-is-selling-a-hoodie-that-misrepresents-pit-bulls?recruiter=69842410

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I don’t know much (anything) about fashion, but I know I don’t like anything that perpetuates unfair stereotypes. Sadly, we puppers are consistently judged just for the way we look; with hundreds of thousands of dogs hurt and killed because of breed specific legislation 😢 Help us @forever21 , instead of padlocks and chains, maybe we could see more pitbulls in pearls? 🥰🐶💁🏽‍♀️ #forever21freethepitbull #forever21 #pitbullsinpearls #endbsl #bslsucks #petsnotthreats #wearepetsnotthreats #deednotbreed #breedspecificlegislation #bsl #bullbreed #pitbull #pitbulls @sophiegamand @thedodo @forever21freetheputbull #pitbullsofinstagram #bullbreedsofinsta #bully #bullybreed #dontbullymybreed #dontbullymybully #bullbreedsofinsta #staffordshirebullterrier #staffy #staffygram #staffie #staff #dogsofinstagram #doggo #pupper #dogstagram #instadog #instadogs @c.legit5 @threelilpitties

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I cant believe @forever21 is actually selling this crap. You are actually promoting dog abuse! You think ANY dog wants a heavy chain its neck?! The #Pitbull breed faces enough discrimination, they dont need you promoting wrong stereotypes, with the broken chain link fence on the back, implying they're dangerous. How ignorant can you be?! This is not ok. I hope this is pulled quickly before people can buy it. #BanIgnoranceNotPitbulls #PitbullsOfInstagram #Forever21FreeThePitbull #BanForever21 🚫

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🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 THIS IS WHAT THE RETAIL STORE, FOREVER 21 SUPPORTS!!! 🚨🚨 IT’S ON THEIR SHIRTS!!!😡😡😡👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 . #Repost @dogs.are.for.life with @make_repost ・・・ #Repost @socalfosters ( @get_repost ) ・・・ @forever21 is THIS what you really want to support? I have no words with how disappointed I am with your company. As a volunteer at an animal shelter, the Chained Pit Bull Sweatshirt is utterly disgusting to me and only solidifies the horribly wrong reputation they have for being emotionless machines. The last picture is of my Bully/mix Luna. If anyone dared to put her innocent self on a chain I’d see personally to that person getting arrested for life. Forever21, FREE THE PIT BULL! #Forever21FreeThePitBull #Never21 - . . . . . . #pit #pitbull #pitsofinstagram #pitties #stopanimalabuse #animalabuse #dontbullymybreed #savethedogs #chained #chain #stopbullying #imdone #dogsofinstagram #dog #dogs

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WOW! So many of you have bought your BARX + BLOOMS “Pit Bull Mama” and “Pit Bull Dad” Apparel in a firm stance against the awful @forever21 chained Pit Bull sweatshirt! ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 If you haven’t ordered yours yet, do so now and stand up for your pup who can’t stand for themselves! Free Shipping CODE: PITBULLADVOCATE || Shop at www.barxandblooms.com (link in bio) #BARXANDBLOOMS

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@forever21 , you’re pretty damn Disgusting with a capital D for putting this graphic on one of your sweatshirts. You might want to consider what kind of message this sends about pit bulls, animal abuse/neglect, and dog fighting culture. 🖕🏽 DISGUSTING. IGNORANT. STUPID. #forever21freethepitbull

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HEY @forever21 take a note from us because this is what pitbulls are all about!!! Instead of promoting negative images of pitbulls how bout you first, make a public apology and second, remove all these disgusting sweaters (swipe to view next image) out of your stores... And your response is a Golden retriever (swipe to see last image) which you seem to be shutting up 🤔🤦🏻‍♀️ You are promoting dog abuse and saying it’s ok to wrap a 10lb chain two times around a dog’s neck WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE! And the broken wire fence on the back 🙄🙄🙄 THE ARE DOGS NOT HYENAS, this dog looks so sad and miserable!! #Forever21FreeThePitbull

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#Repost @barxandblooms ( @get_repost ) ・・・ THANK YOU @incredibullstella for creating this! #forever21freethepitbull #boycottforever21 . Repost from @incredibullstella using @RepostRegramApp - PLS SHARE - I have tried to reach Forever 21 I sent emails and tried to call. I was so hoping to have a productive conversation and use this Hoodie as a chance to help educate. Turning a mis-step into a positive and acheiving something good. . Animal cruelty is not hip or edgy, it is plain wrong. To sell merchandise and try to profit off of the real everyday suffering of dogs is despicable. . Those of us that work in rescue, see first hand the cruelty these poor dogs are subjected to. . Here's how you can help: <<>> the more eyeballs we get on this... the more we can educate people about what this hoodie represents. . Email your thoughts and comments to: press @forever21.com . or their founder at: do.chang @forever21.com . We must be the voice for the voiceless - we must let this international clothing retailer know they have a responsibility for what they sell in their stores - and they will be held accountable. . Thank you. . Marika & Stelly . PS - I offered to Forever21 that they could use any image of Stella in a positive way, free of any charge, no royalties, no licensing.... just as long as it is a positive message involving dogs. . #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulllove #pitbulls #dontbullymybreed #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllife #pit #pitbullsofig #endbsl #pitbullpuppy #pibble #americanbully #pitbullsofficial #incredibullstella

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#Repost @socalfosters ( @get_repost ) ・・・ @forever21 is THIS what you really want to support? I have no words with how disappointed I am with your company. As a volunteer at an animal shelter, the Chained Pit Bull Sweatshirt is utterly disgusting to me and only solidifies the horribly wrong reputation they have for being emotionless machines. The last picture is of my Bully/mix Luna. If anyone dared to put her innocent self on a chain I’d see personally to that person getting arrested for life. Forever21, FREE THE PIT BULL! #Forever21FreeThePitBull #Never21 - . . . . . . #pit #pitbull #pitsofinstagram #pitties #stopanimalabuse #animalabuse #dontbullymybreed #savethedogs #chained #chain #stopbullying #imdone #dogsofinstagram #dog #dogs

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