“Washing instructions: Give this jersey to your woman. It’s her job.”
— Viola | भिओला (@veeola) March 6, 2015
The labels were found on shirts for the Indonesian Super League team Pusamania Borneo. After Salvo Sports Apparel received backlash about the controversial label, the company apologized on Twitter on March 8.
“There is no intention to humiliate women. In contrast [we want to tell the men] learn from women how to take care of clothes,” Salvo wrote, adding that they “apologize profusely” for any misinterpretations.
Even after the company’s (subpar) apology, people voiced their opinions about the sexist label on Twitter, pointing out why the message is so problematic:
— Arum Ismartini (@ArumIsmartini) March 9, 2015
@SALVO_ID I’m not any more "expert" at boring domestic chores like laundry than a man. Recall the jerseys & learn women aren’t slaves
— Erica Szaflarski (@erica_szafl) March 11, 2015
— Lucinda Philumalee (@LuluinDC) March 9, 2015
Here’s to all genders doing their own laundry.
The Huffington Post reached out to Salvo Sports Apparel for comment but did not hear back by the time of publication.
Source: Huff Post