Judy Cox wasn't expecting to come home with bags of T-shirts from PacSun when she went to the university mall with her son Saturday.
Cox explained, "We were on our way to another store we passed the PacSun store and I stopped dead in my tracks."
That's because in the store window there were four T-shirts on display and each had a picture of a nearly naked woman. Some are even too provocative to show on television.
"The bottom of one woman is completely exposed, uncovered and it's a very provocative pose that she's in,” said Cox. “Clearly it was offensive and I was most concerned about the youth and the children that would be viewing this."
Judy went in and spoke with the manager about taking the display down. The manager, while she may have agreed with Judy, said the only thing she could do was email the complaint to her corporate managers.
Cox said, "As I was leaving the mall I had this thought coming to me that I can't leave it, I can't let it stay in the window for 3 or 4 days while someone makes a decision."
So she did the only thing she knew to do, she bought every single explicit t-shirt in the store.
"I told her it didn't matter what the cost was that I just wanted every single one, including the displays out of the store."
Fortunately, Judy says, they didn't have any stock in the back so she walked out spending close to $600. She plans on returning the shirts at the end of the 60-day return policy for a full refund.
We spoke to some shoppers outside the University Mall to see what they thought of the T-shirts and Cox’s actions.
"She really did?” asked Ann Kronmiller. “I would help pay for it if I knew her. I think she's great." As far as the pictures go, Kronmiller said, "It was so disgusting to me. It's pornography."
Karen Swenson had similar feelings. "Shirts like that should not be where kids could see them,” said Swenson. “If you're an adult and you want to buy that that's fine, but that's something everybody has to go by and I don't want my kids and my grandkids to have to see that."
We weren't able to film inside the mall or the store, but I did speak with the manager who told me the display went up on Wednesday and Judy was the only one to complain.
Judy’s not stopping there; she plans on meeting with the city attorney to find out if she can have the T-shirts, or any similar campaigns, banned from the store.
"I hope it sends a really strong message to PacSun that at least in this community this is not a standard for us this is not something we approve of."
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