Real life politics are not allowed. But shirts about voting are. And fake campaign shirts are too! This derby is “an anti-politcal, politics and voting derby!” - @benjaminleebates
No real-life politics, no cream shirts. No masks, no immigration, no mail-in voting references, no references to actual political figures.
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I mean, pro-mask designs are also politically heated and Woot has been printing those. I think there’s an argument for ignoring negative reactions in favor of doing the right thing. And Woot has had some greatpro-immigrationdesigns in the past…
This is an issue that affects a lot of people in the Woot community, so I think it’s worth fighting for
I don’t think she is saying that they will never print inflammatory stuff again. I think they just want to avoid it for this particular derby.
I mean, this is great. An anti-politcal, politics and voting derby!!! I love it! Stretch the imagination a bit!
I understand the intention, I just think it’s worth pushing back on the idea that immigration is always first and foremost about political battles. Inclusion matters, and if artists want to express immigration concepts in a fun and Woot-ish way (like the designs I linked above), I’d like to see it in this derby. Certainly I’d rather see that than another dozen Star Wars designs
I understand, this is something I’m personally very passionate about. It just doesn’t have a place in this particular derby. Any other derby if you can make it on theme, just not this one.
We have so many politically charged shirts in the catalog, we are not afraid to put it out there, but when you put out a mass of shirts that are politically charged we are making a statement we don’t want to make right now.
If that’s the rule, I respect it But I fully expect to see designs like this in the derby:
MANDO FOR PRESIDENT
immigrant - wears a mask - saves babies
And it would annoy me if the immigrant part made it rejected, while other designs could make the similarly silly mask joke with no issues. In a perfect world I’d like all references to real politics in this silly, tongue-in-cheek style to be allowed.
Sorry to be a pest But as soon as I saw the theme I had a bunch of thoughts in that vein, so I think a lot of other artists will too. If that level of real politics referencing is against the rules, I suggest adding some text to the theme summary to make it crystal clear (and avoid having to reject a bunch of stuff).
I’ve added some of the points we’ve talked about. I also just discussed this with our team and our general consensus is we wouldn’t reject that design concept because it’s fictional, and doesn’t specifically reference mask wearing or immigration in any real place or in a political way.