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Commemorative t-shirts for the Great CCTV Fire

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Wear the 2.9 CCTV Fire

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel building in the new CCTV complex went up in flames on February 9.

The following day, an enterprising t-shirt retailer released a line of fire-related shirts.

The t-shirts, which are carried on the Ray.Wow website, are the subject of a short article in today's Beijing Youth Daily. Shown here is the most eye-catching design of the lot, but the heroes of the incident — the firefighters, one of whom died — are not left out. The designer offers another t-shirt that reads "Family Life LOVE: Braveman China FIREFIGHTER."

The Beijing Youth Daily story quotes the reactions of a number of BBS commenters and bloggers. There's little condemnation in the article, but a familiar accusation is raised:

Netizens all expressed admiration for the swiftness of the designer's reaction. However, there were also those who said, "The picture is Photoshopped" and expressed their distaste at the designer's exploitation of the CCTV fire as a marketing tactic.

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"...expressed their distaste at the designer's exploitation of the CCTV fire as a marketing tactic."

Not to mention the last second brown-nosing of the firefighters just so the seller wouldn't immediately be smashed by gov't authorities and fleshed out by "netizens" for his brazen greed.

""...expressed their distaste at the designer's exploitation of the CCTV fire as a marketing tactic.""

1.) They are just mad they didn't come up with the idea first.

2.) If to 'get rich is glorious' he/she is just following a patriotic duty.

3.) It's the supposed 'economic crisis' so why not?

Welcome to Spelunker's T-shirt boutique:

"I survived the 2008 Beijing Olympics"
"I survived the 2008 Sichuan earthquake"
"I survived the Tangshan earthquake" (retro)
"Forbidden City Starbucks" (another retro)
"Foreigner" (老外)
"Got milk?" (see my Danwei-Net Sanlu photo!)
"Grandpa Wen" (big picture of Wen Jia Bao)
"Grass Mud Horse" (alpaca with middle finger)
"Lhasa University Athletic Department"
"Peking University Duck Hunting Club"
"People's Republic of China 60th Anniversary"
"Please speak Shanghai dialect" (only available for sale in Shanghai municipality)
"Save the South China Tiger" (infamous photo)
"Taiwan Reunification 2010" (台湾统一2010年)
"To Get Glorious Is Rich" (500 RMB Deng note)
"我不知道" (For foreigners who don't know what to say when Chinese people ask them if they know what the 4 characters mean or for Chinese people who don't know what to say when foreigners ask them what the 4 characters mean)

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