T-shirts fit for sale, but not to wear at Cape mall
HYANNIS — An argument raging over a controversial band T-shirt is hitting sour notes this week at the Cape Cod Mall.
A Hyannis teenager shopping earlier this week at the mall was forced to flip inside out what security officers deemed to be an “inappropriate” T-shirt minutes after he purchased the shirt at a mall retailer.
Richard Gould, 18, bought the “Psychopathic Records” shirt, featuring the musical act the Insane Clown Posse, among others, Monday from Hot Topic, a music, clothing and merchandise chain.
He quickly put on the shirt, which depicts a cleaver-wielding silhouette on the back. But within minutes, a mall security guard forced Gould to turn it inside out and threatened to expel him from the building, citing the shirt as a gang symbol.
Gang shirts should be banned