Goofy merchandise always seems to pop up after a celebrity gossip scandals break. We've all seen t-shirts featuring "Team Aniston", "Feed Lindsay", "Free Suri" and such.
The newest in trendy tees is the "Don't Tase Me, Bro!" design. It references the recent taser attack on a University of Florida student at a John Kerry speaking event.
Implications - The misfortunes of celebrities and average joes caught up in viral videos is usually a good thing for small-time businesses looking to make some cash. Catch phrases from these melt-downs are often imprinted on merchandise such as shirts and cups, creating a cult-like following amongst consumers. What may seem like a mockery of one person's mishap often becomes a money-making scheme.
Stats for "Don't Tase Me, Bro!" T- Shirts
Trending: Older & Average
Research: 6,170 clicks in 452 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: "Don't Tase Me, Bro!" T- Shirts
Related: 81 examples / 62 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-35
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