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Collected Item: “Retailers/Businesses Profit off COVID-19”

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Retailers/Businesses Profit off COVID-19

What sort of object is this: text story, photograph, video, audio interview, screenshot, drawing, meme, etc.?

This is a custom design t-shirt made by a business.

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

This object represents all businesses that use the words “quarantine”, “social distance”, or any COVID-19 related word to make a catchy phrase to make a “meme” or merchandise”. I worked in retail when COVID-19 was in its earlier stages of spreading. Our shipment included countless “fashionable” face masks, tee shirts, mugs, posters, etc that were related to the pandemic. This represents our generation, as everyone is very quick and witty to make a profit or a joke off of anything going around. In earlier times, you wouldn’t find tee shirts that say “Keep Calm and Sanitize On” or “Social Distancing club” in retailers. With the technology and resources, we have now it is very easy to make these sorts of items. The idea is exploiting COVID-19 and maybe even seen as bringing light to the situation, which this generation is very well known for. This baby tee is just one example of the many witty merchandising being sold almost everywhere.

Use one-word hashtags (separated by commas) to describe your story. For example: Where did it originate? How does this object make you feel? How does this object relate to the pandemic?

#HST241
#CovidMiniCollection
#Suffolk
#Retail
#Businesses
#Teeshirt

Enter a URL associated with this object, if relevant.

https://www.altardstate.com/as/gift/tullabee-baby-shop/tullabee-quarantine-wasnt-boring-onesie/001903_O-5508.html

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Altar’d State Tullabee Baby

Give this story a date.

2020-12-04
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