Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter
London, United Kingdom (4E) – A British online shop is selling a T-shirt designed with the head of Queen Elizabeth II on a topless woman’s body over the slogan “Loverly Jubilees.”
The merchandise, sold online by shotdeadinthehead.com, was said to have incited outrage among followers.
Margaret Tyler, 68, a known collector of royal memorabilia, said the shirt is “ridiculous” and “just awful.”
She said, “I think it’s worse than the (Sex Pistols’) God Save the Queen image in a way, or certainly on a par with it for awfulness,” The Sun reported Monday.
Dave Zatchij of Shot Dead In The Head said he did not mean any offense to anyone, adding that the shirt is meant as a harmless joke.
He said, “I came up with the idea when I saw the word ‘jubilee’ and thought it looked like ‘jubblies’, which we all know is slang for boobs. I think it’s just a bit of fun, rather than it being properly offensive,” UPI reported.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman did not give any comment on the issue.
Shot Dead in the Head is a fashion firm known for selling merchandise intended to shock the public.