Salvo Sports, Indonesian Clothing Company, Apologizes For Ridiculously Sexist Shirt Label

“Washing instructions: Give this jersey to your woman. It’s her job.”

Twitter user Viola | भिओला spotted this sexist label on a shirt made by Indonesian clothing company Salvo Sports Apparel on March 5. She tweeted this image of the shirt’s washing instructions:

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.

Tweeted in Indonesian, the translation of the apology reads, “The message is simply, instead of washing it in the wrong way, you might as well give it to a lady because they are more capable.”

“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:

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

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