American Apology Shirt

The design

The front of the shirt says "American Traveler International Apology Shirt" and the back says "I'm sorry my president is an idiot. I didn't vote for him." Each message is presented in the six official languages of the U.N. There are separate versions for male and female wearers, reflecting differences in grammar in some of the languages (Russian, Arabic, and French). I invite contributions for non-binary wording for those languages.

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The history

I made the American Apology Shirt for myself in the summer of 2003 when I moved out of the United States to live in Denmark and felt that I had to show people in other countries that George W. Bush and his policies did not represent all or even most Americans. Other people found the shirt and I sold thousands of them, which produced roughly $10,000 in profit, half of which I gave to Doctors Without Borders. Thirteen years later, it seems like this shirt might be helpful again. This time, I'll be donating 100% of profits to Doctors Without Borders.

2016-12-31 Update: 76 items ordered this year, $129 profit/donation.

Make your own

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