The Vest Of Hate


Bzt7hpYCQAANqdEThe ‘If You Don’t Love It…Leave’ tee



“The singlet was not one we ordered. It was delivered to us in error and should never been allowed on our shelves,” the [Woolworths] spokesman said in a statement.

Woolworths pulls offensive singlets (TheAge)

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42 thoughts on “The Vest Of Hate

  1. Disasta

    Not sure about hate.

    If you don’t like being there, leave.
    You shouldn’t really need a t-shirt to explain it to you.
    Or maybe some do.

        1. Don Pidgeoni

          True. Although, if you had some understanding of race relations in Australia you would probably get it pretty quickly.

          1. Disasta

            I have a fair idea. Better than most I’d say having lived there for a time and also having numerous relations living there.

            But yes I do hear its racist a lot, I just never had the misfortune to experience it thankfully.

            I’d say some people would wear the t-shirt to be racist. Others for another reason. But it’s actually a vest so maybe I’m wrong and maybe only one type of person will wear this.

  2. fluffybiscuits

    Numerous friends of mine have stated that they experienced some degree of racism in Australia from beng shunned to being told ‘to go home paddy’. Again all anecdotal but really does make me wonder. After the treatment given to Aborigines and asylum seekers there is this white priveleged class that has grown up thinking that discrimination is ok.

    1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

      Aye. I lived there for a while. They’re very touchy about it, but it’s a real problem.

      1. Disasta

        Lived there too myself and never experienced anything or even heard/saw any.
        Worked with mostly Maori/Asian/other non white Caucasian on building sites.
        This was before the rich kiddies went over and destroyed our reputation as hard workers however.

    2. Flashman

      Well let’s be honest the average pissed Paddy doesn’t really help the case for integration in the first place.
      The Irish are loathed in many parts of Australia because of their inability to hold their drink and the inevitable social consequences this brings.
      The Fighting Irish indeed.

      1. fluffybiscuits


        We are not entirely blameless in this situation. Irish people do not help their cause abroad with the tales of tomfoolery (havent used that word in years!) and getting smashed being abound. There is two sides to the coin though, one the problematic Irish culture and the other the racism from Australians

        1. chicken

          True, I am living abroad & I avoid most places that the Irish frequent… Once you pass your 30s/ live outside of the UK/Ireland, it is far from “cool”to be a drunken ass

          1. ZeligIsJaded

            “I’m not racist but…I don’t like the Irish. But I’m Irish. So I’m not racist. But…”

      2. ahyeah

        Not sure what “average pissed Paddy” means… are you claiming that the average Irish person in Australia is on a bender 24/7, making fools of themselves etc? That’s not true. Small minority of Irish in Australia go out there and act like eejits; most are making what they can out of a great opportunity, contributing to the economy and society very, very positively. This whole thing about the misbehaviour of the Irish in Australia [which BS is facilitating by the way] is an easy but wrong stereotype.

  3. donkey_kong

    but if people don’t like the place they should leave. I don’t get the craic with people moving to a place then moaning about it and demanding changes to a place they are only in a short time.

    Now somebody explain to me how it’s actually racist.
    It doesn’t imply foreigners who want to intregrate need to to levae doesn’t it?
    No only those unhappy.

    Not that i’d wear a t shirt like that but the “take offense” brigade are out in force

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      I’m also struggling to see what race is offended by this. It seems to be addressing migrant workers – which in itself is probably such a divisive topic…. so a bit stupid to make such a statement-heavy Tee shirt in these ‘sensitive’ times.

      1. Don Pidgeoni

        I don’t think its aimed at any one race – just dirty foreigners in general, but mostly the brown ones.

        Australia can be right chumps sometimes

    2. Formerly known as

      It is a dog whistle message.

      I don’t think they expect people to leave, they are saying they don’t like people who aren’t like them. It is what ‘bogans’ would choose to wear.

    1. rotide

      Don’t worry , Don Pigeoni will be along shortly to tell you how stupid you are for not being aware its racist without actually explaining why its racist.

  4. munkifisht

    All of this reminds me of the hilarious “THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULDN’T BE LIVING HERE!!!!!!” from Taffen?

    1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

      I really wish Adam and Joe would start doing their radio show again on 6Music.
      I’m all wistful now.

  5. Rob

    As an Irish man abroad I can certainly agree with the sentiment. The Irish in general are just like any other nation is so far as when we leave our home we do intigrate and just get on with it. This majority doesn’t encounter problems of rascism just everyday problems like the locals do. There is a minority that were never made to leave home and are on the piss playing the ” I’m not English I’m Oirish pal” card while getting slaughtered drunk, whinging, singing stupid Celtic songs at 4 in the morning and basically acting the langer. I hate seeing them coming to where I live and if you are in Ireland you probably wouldn’t even drink in the same bars as them let alone be in their company. If you have lived abroad you probably know what I mean and if you have lived abroad and don’t know what I mean , hey, I’m talking about you! Have a great week.

    1. Janet

      Haha + 10000 especially the fecker who think you are going to back up their BS if they do stumble into your local.. I like a drink but the walking stereotypes give us all a bad rap.

      1. Janet

        Doesn’t warrant hate t-shirts in fairness. Nothing does and yes as my Samoan, Maori and Chinese mates will unfortunately tell you they cop all kinds of racism from Aussies, not that too many of the Irish are in a position to holier than thou be pointing the big racist finger.

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