Kitson LA: Remove Shirts that Promote Prescription Drug Abuse

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We recently learned that sports jerseys emblazoned with the words “Vicodin,” “Adderall,” and “Xanax” are available for sale at Kitson retail locations and on shopkitson.com.

These products make light of prescription drug abuse, a dangerous behavior that is responsible for more deaths in the United States each year than heroin and cocaine combined.

We sent a letter to Christopher Lee, CEO of Kitson LA, asking him to stop selling these irresponsible items.

Now we ask you to join us online and write on Kitson LA’s Facebook page to let them know that the epidemic of prescription drug abuse is no laughing matter and you want these products removed now.


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15 Responses to Kitson LA: Remove Shirts that Promote Prescription Drug Abuse

  1. John Minton | August 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Anyone and everyone who knows me and my message. Do not come near me with these messages on – in my line of sight. You will have a huge drug problem. You may very well be drug around until that message is gone.

  2. Aaron | August 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    So glad you are on top of this, guys! As I see Kitson could care less based on their “response” I contacted the appropriate drug manufacturers to alert them of an unauthorized use of their brand name product. They seemed receptive to help shutting this down.

    Thanks for bringing attention to this matter!

  3. Aaron | August 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Just so you all know, they are now referring back to you all to address this issue, asking people to donate to you. While thats a nice gesture, I feel they are doing that just to put a good light on them and to avoid the issue:

    https://www.facebook.com/shopkitson/posts/624711857568626

  4. Cathy | August 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Are you kidding me with these shirts? This is DISGUSTING!! I can go on & on but instead im going to post this everywhere

  5. Karen Campbell | August 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I know too many addicted to prescription drugs and those with addiction to street drugs. I know too many that are gone because of OD.

  6. marty | August 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    how the hell can you think this is ok. maybe if 1 of your relatives had a problem you would feel differently. where the hell are your morals & principles

  7. Debra C | August 28, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Your company should be ashamed of these shirts. Open your eyes to the prescription drug abuse epidemic. It’s obvious you don’t care that our kids are dying from the drugs you are promoting. Greedy idiots!!!!

  8. joyce | August 29, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    You should be ashamed at advertising that these drugs are ok. they are killing our children!!

  9. Kim N | August 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    This is insane. Drug abuse is killing our kids. This in not freedom of expression. This is trying to promote prescription drug abuse. What is wrong with you?

  10. Joyce Lara | August 29, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    You have got to be kidding me. Giving free advertisement for prescription drugs on shirts that youth will wear is crazy. It like giving them permission to use them. Just because we have a freedom of expression doesn’t mean everything should be expressed. Really lets use some common sense and take pride in our business decisions not, just worry about the $$$$

  11. Dom C. | August 29, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I just posted this on Kitson LA site. I suggest you do the same or similar.

    You owe deep apologies to all those who are direct and indirect victims of the greedy drug interests, not to mention those who have suffered and died as a result and those who will, quite possibly as a result of your greed driven campaign to market t-shirts and the drugs they represent. Do you know what a strict liability crime is? Your company and its leaders could be charged with this if someone is harmed or dies as an outcome of your campaign and product. You have played with fire. I suggest you douse it without further delay to avoid such a possibility.

  12. monica lerma | August 29, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Really disappointed and disgusted.

  13. Cynthia | August 30, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Well if you had seen him on T.V. he looks like he could be sampling the products that he’s advertising – which pretty much sums it up! Otta his mind!!I hope the drug companies stick it to him for using their product names w/out permission. You have to be a full blown idiot to do something like this – and – not to mention – an idiot to have purchased these items

  14. Tanya | September 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    These shirts make me sick!! I have lost so many ppl to addiction in the past 4 years I can barley count it on my hands… none made it to 30… don’t fall into the trap. I am a surviving addict myself and it is a daily struggle. Makes me want to vomit seeing these t-shirts….. They need to go…. U have to make the choice to live or give up… choose to LIVE

  15. mjc | September 7, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I lost my bestfiend of 40 years to an overdose if prescription drugs in February of this year. She had lost her husband 6 years and a daughter 2 years prior to her death for the same issue. Her son and another daughter are both active prescription pill addicts. People are dying at an alarming rate of prescription pill overdoses. Now a company wants to glorify this and make a profit from people’s misery. Why else would you sell a football jersey with the names of the drugs on them? How very shameful!!!!

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