Obama Campaign Backs Off Hoodie Sales Linked to Florida Shooting

Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 05:10 PM

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President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign announced and subsequently canceled a sale of collegiate hooded sweatshirts after eliciting the ire of many conservatives, including radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, reports Yahoo News.

On Tuesday, Limbaugh said he believes the 2012 re-election campaign was looking to exploit the death of shooting victim Trayvon Martin.

“The Barack Obama reelection effort is exploiting the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, in order to secure votes from African-Americans,” Limbaugh said on his talk-radio show.

“That’s just tasteless.”

The Obama campaign announced via Twitter on Monday that the sweatshirts would be discounted to $40 from its regular $50 listing. As of Tuesday evening, the sale had been cancelled.

Conservative blog Gateway Pundit also called the sale “disgusting.”

National protests calling for further investigation into the shooting of the 17-year-old Martin a month ago have used the hoodie as their rallying point.
National Basketball Association star LeBron James and his teammates on the Miami Heat as well as rap artist Sean Combs are among celebrities who've joined a social media campaign rallying "A Million Hoodies for Trayvon Martin."

More than 300,000 people have posted pictures of themselves in hooded sweatshirts to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, according to organizers. Slogans on the photos include "We are all Trayvon" and "Hoodies Don't Kill, People with Guns Do."

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