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Sisters Ejected From Mall for ‘Vulgar’ Cancer-Fighting Shirts While Buying Dresses for Mother’s Funeral

Posted by on May. 23, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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Sisters Ejected From Mall for ‘Vulgar’ Cancer-Fighting Shirts While Buying Dresses for Mother’s Funeral

by Lindsay Mannering

breast cancerThere's a time and a place for an F-bomb, but sometimes, it's OK to say eff it and break all the rules. Three sisters were shopping for funeral dresses in the King of Prussia mall in Philadelphia on Sunday when they were asked to leave. Their mother had just passed away from breast cancer, and Makia Underwood, 32, Zakia Clark, 29, and Tasha Clark, 27, felt like expressing their feelings. Wearing shirts and hats that read "Fu*k Cancer," the sisters were ejected from the mall by seven security guards who did not appreciate the profanity.

Even though the F-word wasn't totally written out -- the "c" had been replaced with a pink ribbon -- it was still enough for security to get heated. According to Zakia, they were approached in the food court by a team of guards asking them to leave and threatening to call the cops. She says the whole ordeal was extremely embarrassing.

Listen, I get where security is coming from here. There are probably hard and fast rules about vulgarity in their private establishment, but guys, express a little free-will. These women weren't trying to cause trouble, they were expressing a feeling that most people have about the deadly disease.

I know gray areas aren't fair and rules should apply to everyone lest they become discriminatory -- but the mall handled this pretty poorly. Seven guards? Egregious. They should've sent one guard over to explain the situation and ask them to turn their shirts inside-out, or put on a coat, or something.

I can't help but feel for these women who lost their mom at 51 -- I'm sure they're terribly angry and sad and maybe their rebellious shirts helped them cope a little.

It's just too bad the mall couldn't have had at least one ounce of sympathy, even if rules are rules.

What do you think?

by on May. 23, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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mollymae09
by Silver Member on May. 23, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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I have a feeling we aren't hearing the whole story. Have a hard time believing they sent seven security guards just because some women had inappropriate shirts. Something is missing here.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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I agree that something is missing in the article. My mom died from breast cancer. I would never wear a shirt like that in her honor. It would dishonor my mom.
GlItTeRcUpCaKeZ
by on May. 23, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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I agree with what the two posters said above me,there has to be more to the story.

Alta2008
by on May. 23, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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I agree more to the story... 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 23, 2013 at 11:42 AM

What she said.

Quoting mollymae09:

I have a feeling we aren't hearing the whole story. Have a hard time believing they sent seven security guards just because some women had inappropriate shirts. Something is missing here.



IansMom0821
by on May. 23, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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I don't, about a month after my hubby and I were married we were at our local mall buying smoothies in the food court, I was teasing my hubby by giving him pecks on his mouth and cheeks, when we were approached by THREE rent a cops and told this is a family establishment please seperate or we will escort you out. I should mention I was 1 not even touching my hubby except with my lips each time I leaned in, 2 I was doing this because we had just past two teenagers playing tonsil hockey (who the gaurds walked right past)


Quoting mollymae09:

I have a feeling we aren't hearing the whole story. Have a hard time believing they sent seven security guards just because some women had inappropriate shirts. Something is missing here.

IansMom0821
by on May. 23, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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I am more offended by kids walking around the mall with their butts hanging out, you never see them being escorted out.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 23, 2013 at 12:12 PM
There has to be more to this too? A kiss or were you kissing again and again?? I say take it to the bedroom if its more than one kiss.


Quoting IansMom0821:

I don't, about a month after my hubby and I were married we were at our local mall buying smoothies in the food court, I was teasing my hubby by giving him pecks on his mouth and cheeks, when we were approached by THREE rent a cops and told this is a family establishment please seperate or we will escort you out. I should mention I was 1 not even touching my hubby except with my lips each time I leaned in, 2 I was doing this because we had just past two teenagers playing tonsil hockey (who the gaurds walked right past)




Quoting mollymae09:

I have a feeling we aren't hearing the whole story. Have a hard time believing they sent seven security guards just because some women had inappropriate shirts. Something is missing here.


happydays62
by Member on May. 23, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Something is not smelling very nice here  . There is somethingjust not right with this story.

AliKatAK47
by Bronze Member on May. 23, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I can wear a shirt that says FUCK THE POLICE or If you think I'm a BITCH you should meet my mom  in that mall (and I have been there)and they won't do anything but saying Fuck Cancer is a no-no. 

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