Reddit Bans Pro-Military Shirt For Being 'Obscene/Offensive'

Warrior 12's "Sacrificing Everything" shirt was banned from Reddit for violating their offensive content policy.

St. Louis, MO - Reddit, the world's most popular message board site, has banned a pro-military shirt from their platform, citing a violation of their "Obscene/Offensive" content policy.

The shirt, made by Warrior 12, depicts U.S. Marines raising a flag at Iwo Jima during World War II.

Disclosure: Warrior 12 also creates all officialBlue Lives Matter products. Blue Lives Matter receives proceeds from the sale of Blue Lives Matter products.

On the shirt are the words "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything."

The shirt uses the same words as the Nike campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.

Warrior 12 owner, Joseph Murphy, retired from law enforcement to run the patriotic apparel company. He says that he designed the shirt to show what real sacrifice is.

"You have a millionaire who voluntarily quit his job, and it's considered 'Sacrificing everything' for him to not be able to play in the NFL, even though Nike continues to pay him millions," Murphy told Blue Lives Matter. "What he sacrificed is nothing, unlike the sacrifice of U.S. soldiers who died fighting something real, not an imaginary threat like Kaepernick's."

Murphy said that he tried to advertise the shirt on Reddit, a popular ad platform, and a short time later he received an e-mail stating that the shirts he was advertising were now banned.

Blue Lives Matter reviewed the e-mails and noted that four shirts were banned for violating the policy on offensive content which states:

II.5 Obscene, Offensive, or Inappropriate Content - [II.5 Obscene/Offensive]

The ad submitted is in violation of our Ads Policy Section II.5 Obscene, Offensive, or Inappropriate Content. This includes, but is not limited to: content that depicts intolerant or overly contentious political or cultural topics or views, that uses vulgar or sexually explicit words or images, that is designed to evoke visceral reactions, or that is improperly targeted toward minors.

"Don't get me wrong, Warrior 12 produces some shirts that may be considered offensive to people who are more soft.... Uhh... Hearted. But we didn't advertise those," Murphy said. "There's nothing contentious about the shirts that were banned unless you hate America."

The following shirts were banned for being too offensive:

'​Sacrificing Everything' shirt.

'​Stand For The Flag' shirt.

'Deus Vult' (God wills it) shirt.​

​'Die Like A Warrior' shirt.

Murphy said that he intends to appeal the ban and is waiting for a response from Reddit.

Do you think that these shirts could be considered offensive? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

Comments (40)
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Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Don’t know what Reddit is, but fuck you, snowflakes.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I mean, I would have banned them for being knockoffs of douchebag Ed Hardy/Tapout/Afflicted shirts from around 2003.

If you wear shirts like this, you drink Monster energy drinks while listening to your favorite band, Limp Bizkit.

Also, doesn't the shirt show military members, whose job remains to protect the Constitution and the rights of those who fall under it? That includes freedom of speech, and doesn't mean hating America.

angeleyes
angeleyes

of course it's not, at least if you're a true american. bought a fur missile t-shirt, love it. am proud to wear it in honor of our four legged heroes who lost their lives in service for us. Won't have anything to do with that site. as far as what's his name, buy from Nike's competitors Reebok International. Under Armour. New Balance. Adidas. Puma. Hanesbrands.

Budman
Budman

WTF? NOT OFFENSIVE AT ALL!! Respect the fallen!!

GK18
GK18

Reddit is a Disgrace to all of those who have and still serve in the military and law enforcement in my opinion. Grow a set Reddit and support the ones who lets you live free in this great country of ours.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

I think Democrat’s are offensive, can I ban them?

Cholly1961
Cholly1961

Where can I buy these shirts? There's nothing wrong with these shirts..it's the liberals is what's wrong..half of the teen ages that I see you should see some of the shiresults they wear,I don't know how their parents let the go to school with them on,you want to talk about offensive holy crap..and like I said these are kids wearing these to a school,I don't see anything offensive about these shirts......where can I purchase them..I would be proud to wear them

TopDocBo
TopDocBo

Actually they are offensive, to the snowflakes and the political side that honors and pits true heroes against media’s created ones. Any scenery of true patriotism offends them.

bronx163
bronx163

Love how these shit bag liberal pussies cry free speech when they dont get heard. But its ok for them to suppress patriotic shirts. . Fuck red it and their pussy liberal followers. Hope they get mugged in the street and the shit kicked out of them by some liberal savages they protect.

magnumforc
magnumforc

Bet they don't ban Black Lives Mutter shirts...

Bigg59
Bigg59

GK18 I agree with you 100% WHAT are these people thinking I will be looking to buy these shirts

Propolice
Propolice

Can’t wait til these liberal morons need the military to keep the whackos they support from their door!!

rover77
rover77

only offensive to someone with blood type: Soy +

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

I hope they never have to depend on the football players for protection, those people would cry and say they can't. They don't know loyalty, to the other players or the country that protects them. If I had to choose between football players or a veteran to save in a lifeboat, I hope that football floats I am going to get as many shirts I can afford and give them to every true American I see

61mouse
61mouse

Why waste your time fighting the ban ?? Is it going to be worth it ?

61mouse
61mouse

They allowing the NIKE SHIT on their site

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

There's a Storm Coming!

AZBIGDOG
AZBIGDOG

They throw in political in their bans or anything that might make a person actually be proud of their country, Military or LEOs, so that they can ban without showing their discrimination against any group that does not believe that liberals and snowflakes are right in their demands.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Liberal idiots aw work!!!!

RobinP
RobinP

Shocking! In America! SCREW NIKE. NEVERMORE. The black magic marker is putting a circle & line threw that lousy emblem of crap

Jbkerner
Jbkerner

If someone could seriously state that she's "afraid" of a hat, I could totally believe there are people who could find a shirt "offensive"!