People are bending over backwards in London to prepare for the Olympics, and businesses are pulling every move they can to make a profit off the event. While this usually means selling auspicious memorabilia and other tourist-friendly items, the brand Maiden is taking a more controversial route with these “fat American family” totes. So is this accessory funny, or offensive and disrespectful?
The “fat American family” tote isn’t the only snarky bag Maiden has to offer, as you can see from the one above. Personally, I don’t really care about the insult, but some Americans are rather upset. As the source mentions, “Americans have a 34.7% rate of obesity compared to the UK’s 26.1%. So can we both stop stuffing our faces for a bit and make fun of someone else?” Or perhaps just relax and turn on the games? [via Fashionista]
What do you think of this tote? Is it offensive?