Last night, WJLA* reported on the recent recent vandalism linked to American Apparel’s “Legalize Gay” displays. Yesterday, the Silver Spring location received another threat over the phone in regards to the anti-Prop-8 shirts, which an anonymous employee recounts for WJLA: “Why is that T-shirt still in the window? You should take it down or something will happen to you.”
On Monday, a window was broken at the Silver Spring store. On Tuesday, American Apparel’s Georgetown location received a threatening phone call. Following the two incidents, the Silver Spring store promised to keep its “Legalize Gay” display up in the storefront window; now, the Georgetown store has replaced its less political window display with the “Legalize Gay” shirts, as well.
I’ve got a call in to the American Apparel locations in Georgetown and Silver Spring; employees at the two stores are now being asked to notify American Apparel corporate brass before speaking with the press.
* Note to WJLA: Observe how to credit other reporters when you repackage their scoops!