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SCREW KITSON

We're Not Taking Donations from Rx Shirt Sales

8/29/2013 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One of the biggest anti-drug organizations in the U.S. has drawn a hard line in the sand -- telling a trendy L.A. clothing boutique it will NOT accept donations collected from the sale of "irresponsible" drug-inspired shirts.

The shirts in question have been at the center of a media firestorm  -- featuring the names of various prescription drugs like Xanax and Vicodin plastered across the back.

After taking all sorts of heat, Kitson -- the boutique selling the shirts -- has said it would donate part of the profits to the Medicine Abuse Project ... a partner of DrugFree.org.

But DrugFree.org is pushing back HARD -- firing off a letter to Kitson saying, "We would not entertain any direct donation from Kitson while you flagrantly, and without remorse, continue to sell these products."

Translation -- take your money and stick it.

DrugFree.org also demanded Kitson remove the org.'s name from the store's website -- and Kitson has obliged.

As for the shirts, Kitson is still dealing ...

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46.

Greg Sterling    

Mr. Litchenberg's justification of this line of shirts "in the name of art" is preposterous and insults the intelligence of America. Their design as sports jerseys inarguably seeks to glorifies the drugs in the same manner as we do athletes - an interesting dichotomy to say the least. His ridiculous attempt to legitimize this overt sales tactic reeks of what is worst in retail. Following your warped line of thought Brian can we next expect to see jerseys with "Jack Daniels" and "Jim Beam" on them? Oh sorry -Too late. They're already available at truck stops across America, which is right where your creations belong - right next to the Velvet Elvis "art".

233 days ago
47.

Vince    

Oh hell all these big companies have to get over themselves. Take the money who cares where it comes from...politicians do it all the time. Put it to good use and have a chuckle at the cool shirts. As for the drug companies....come on guys its great advertizing....everyone will want the drugs the pro athletes are taking....

233 days ago
48.

nursegoodbody    

I think the shirts do promote drug abuse but on a lighter note, it would have been better if the numbers on the shirts coordinated with the strength each comes in....that way the cops know what to possibly look for during your search

233 days ago
49.

nursegoodbody    

They sell everything with pics of marijuana leaves on them, how is that not promoting drug abuse? Same thing if you ask me. Don't forget the countless alcohol advertisements. If they banned tobacco companies from advertising because it causes deaths, they need to ban drug and alcohol ads too....they cause more deaths than tobacco

233 days ago
50.

Truth44    

WHAT GARBAGE!!! I hope someone sues the **** out of this designer for promoting such ignorance!!! #PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!

233 days ago
51.

Ricky    

Take your blood money and choke on it... s***.

233 days ago
52.

kimkardashisatrainwreck    

They are on target to go under soon. A friend of a friend told me you should see the hate mail that is arriving daily and the lawsuits are still coming in.

233 days ago
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kimkardashisatrainwreck    

115 S. Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

233 days ago
54.

INTHEZONE    

I was gonna buy all 3 for my granny
oh well

232 days ago
55.

opiates.com    

Shame on Kitson and the ones that shop there!

232 days ago
56.

Kristinajp    

That USED to be my favorite store. Ive lost too many people to addiction. F&$K them and their dealing store. I will never set foot in it again.

232 days ago
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