Turns Out SM Was Informed Of The Rape Shirt Only Through Social Media

The mall has now pulled out the controversial t-shirt following the social media buzz.
posted on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Digital Agitator

To quote Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook,

“Voice and power are shifting from institution to individuals… from historically powerful to historically powerless.”

This is very real in the case of the recent SM controversy.

The Philippines has over 30 million users on and 10 million on . Now, even the most silent Filipino netizen’s voice can be heard.

Thanks to the power of social media, the SM management has been informed of the controversial T-shirt sold in the mall.

Karen Kunawicz

The t-shirt became a hot topic . According to most netizens’ sentiment, the shirt’s printed text makes fun and greatly devalues the crime of rape, describing it as ‘twisted’ and ‘disgusting’.

A few hours after a picture of the shirt was posted online, SM has released a statement regarding the issue:

SM Supermalls twitter page | @smsupermalls

The mall has now pulled out the t-shirt and vowed to take appropriate action regarding the sale of the said shirt.

SM Supermalls twitter page | @smsupermalls

Thank you, internet! We now have more freedom than ever but be sure to think before you post!