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"Don't Tase Me, Bro!" T- Shirts

 - Sep 19, 2007   Updated: May 4 2011
References: goodstorm
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.