In a bid to make it a little more popular, a local clothing brand has decided to drop the “blue wave” slogan from its shirts and jackets.
The company behind the shirt has removed the slogan in favour of the more neutral “red wave” to try and appease the blue wave community.
“The new slogan is a combination of ‘red wave’, ‘blue’, and ‘wave’,” said John Brown, the owner of The Greenhouse in South Perth.
“It’s a fun slogan, but we think it’s a bit confusing and it’s not a very cool shirt.”
The new shirt was launched this week and has already been downloaded over 1,000 times.
“I’ve been making shirts for quite some time, and this is the first shirt I’ve put a slogan on,” Mr Brown said.
“When we started this, we were just making a simple shirt and then it grew into a shirt.”
And then we’ve seen a lot of people get a lot more interested in it and a lot have said it’s their favourite shirt.
“The shirt has been the subject of a fierce backlash on social media.
Some people are saying the slogan is too strong and offensive.
Others are using the slogan to ridicule the blue waves.
One Twitter user, @TheRedWave, has said the new shirt is an “icon of what’s wrong with the world”.”
It says ‘the red wave’ to the world, but the reality is we’re just blue waves,” he wrote.”
The blue wave is what we all know and love.
We are blue waves.
“Some have even made memes of the shirt with a photo of the sea.
Mr Brown said he is happy with the reaction and the reaction is positive.
He said the shirt will be re-branded with a more neutral message in the future.
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