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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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Alpine Blue
Alpine, UT

One person can indeed make a difference for the good. Bravo Judy Cox for standing for the right.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

She is giving the store even more publicity. She would have been better off shopping elsewhere.

Salt Lake City, UT

Brilliant strategy. A reverse boycott. Buy up all the inventory. Increase the merchant's profits. Take away the agency of other members of the community. Publicize it. Send a message to PacSun. What message? These T-shirts are in (steamy) hot demand!

What's to keep PacSun from shipping 1,000 more shirts to the Orem outlet to meet the apparent demand and generate more sales and profits?

Now that this story has gone national, I wonder how many people have visited the PacSun website or a local PacSun store to see what they missed and maybe get their hands on what Mrs. Cox has now turned into a hot item. Way to go, Mrs. Cox. You have accomplished the exact opposite of what you intended. PacSun thanks you from the bottom of their evil heart.

Vala Johnson
Harlem, Montana

Good for this Mom! Why should we stand with our hands in our pockets while our children and grandchildren are being brain washed? This type of marketing is NOT harmless.

Heidi T.
Farmington, UT

"City code prohibits anyone from putting "explicit sexual material" on public display. The city defines that as "any material that appeals to a prurient interest in sex and depicts nudity, actual or simulated sexual conduct, sexual excitement,..." What wording of this law says to me is that the "city" has power to define what is sexual material. Money over morality?


Calm down lady!

Woods Cross, UT

Interesting way of combating indecent material, buying it in bulk and then returning it later. It would cost the store trying to restock and make keeping inventory difficult. No arguing, no picketing, etc. The stuff just suddenly isn't available. Then it is. Then it isn't. Then more comes in. Then it is. Then they are overstocked and have to sell at a loss.

Laura Ann
Layton, UT

Good for you, Mom! I just looked online at their website and if the t-shirts you bought were what I saw, I consider them to be soft porn.

Bountiful, UT

Presumably the return policy is for people who buy stuff in good faith and then for what ever reason change their mind. Since this doesn't apply here the store might decide not honor the return for her.

That would have occurred to me before I bought the clothes. Were I her, I would be on 'pins and needles' hoping I would get my money back.

Linda M
Huntersville, NC

What an awesome thing to do!!! Instead of just complaining she did something about it. Very impressive!!

Honolulu, HI

Utah mom seems to be making a mountain out of a molehill.


She buys $567 worth of shirts that she plans on taking back, just so the store cannot sell them? Better be careful, I don't think thats legal, or moral...its basically stealing. If people look at that shirt and want to buy it, who is she to ensure they can't?

Cedar Hills, UT

A noble act but a waste of time in the long run. You can't hide the immoral world from your kids unless you raise them on the moon. The real key is to teach your kids values ...."we teach them correct principles and let them govern themselves" Joseph Smith.

by the way...who has $500 extra bucks to buy up shirts anyway??

Saratoga Springs, UT

buying is "vote" to the company. you may keep other kids from wearing them, but you just told the company to make more.
definitely return them!

Eureka, UT

If only we could buy our way out of all problems.

I guess one starfish at a time makes a difference to the starfish but I think in this case it's better to make your stand as an individual or a family. Since this stand was so public, it kind of reminds me of the part in the Bible where people prayed to be seen.

Farmington, Utah

Judy Cox, you are a hero! I applaud your courage to stand up and have your voice heard. I have gone into stores and complained many times about displays, but never had the moxie to buy the display to get it out of the way! Mothers everywhere need to protest the displays in malls, stores, etc., and have our voices heard. Let's care about what our children see, wear, and are exposed to! Thank you again, Judy!

Nan BW
ELder, CO

I commend this mom for her actions. If more people would speak out against inappropriate products, media productions and related items, it would make an impact. I'm glad there is an article about the issue. Thank you for the article, and thank you to a mom who really cares.

Sugar City, ID

Good for Judy Cox. If PacSun won't respect community standards, the community doesn't have to support them.

American Fork, UT

If your stated purpose is to return the items I wonder if it isn't a stretch to say you 'bought' them?

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

"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"

YOUR boundary Mrs. Cox. We all don't live by your same standards, and not all of us are offended by the human body. They can and will make more of those shirts and put them back on display. Also, you just gave the store and designer a whole bunch of free advertising.....

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