Problem Solved

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Problem Solved is a controversial slogan on a t-shirt designed by Route 66 Attitude, a clothing line sold by major U.S. department store Kmart. The shirt depicts two cells of a male and a female stick figures arguing in the first frame (captioned "Problem"), and in the second frame, he pushes her out of a window (captioned "Solved.")[1]

Due to a perception of its encouragement of violence against women, the t-shirt generated protests and petitions for its removal from Kmart stores across the United States in late 2006 and early 2007, including in Augusta, Maine, Oakland, California, Portland, Oregon,[2] and Toledo, Ohio.[3] While a spokesperson for Kmart's parent company Sears Holdings Corporation claimed that the shirt was intended to be "light hearted", Meijer claimed to have pulled the shirts immediately after a protest.[4]

See also


  1. Betty Adams, "Store takes heat for selling 'Problem Solved' T-shirt", Kennebec Journal December 16, 2006.
  2. Adams, Betty (2006-12-22). "T-shirt's drawing produces more protest". Morning Sentinel. Retrieved 2007-11-19. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. Jane Schmucker, "Demonstrators protest 'problem solved' T-shirts", Toledo Blade January 22, 2007.
  4. Christina Hall, 'Mother of murder victim outraged by shirt she says promotes violence', Toledo Blade January 20, 2007.

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