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About That That Damn Show "Support Your Local White Boy" Vendor

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"Nowhere do [the shirts] say 'white supremacists,'" she says. "All they say is 'White Boy.' I guess people can take it the way they want, but our shirts are not white supremacist."

She also stated that Vitality Ink/Hardcore Teez's owner, whom she didn't name, is "definitely not part of that movement or related at all to that movement," nor are any of the other employees at the store.

A Google search for "Support Your Local White Boy" reveals the phrase has been used in conjunction with Nazi symbols and iconography, such as the SS symbol, on T-shirts, clothing, and ephemera sold by white supremacists.

None of the shirts Vitality Ink/Hardcore Teez sold at That Damn Show appear to have combined that phrase with any such explicitly racist or Nazi imagery. But the Vitality Ink/Hardcore Teez Tumblr account features a "Support Your Local White Boy" shirt that did include references to Neo-Nazi and skinhead culture -- including the terms "1488" and "Peckerwood" -- as well as another shirt depicting the Iron Eagle from the Reichsadler.

(Here's a January 2011 post with the "1488"/"Peckerwood" shirt in question, and another from the same month in which a tee sporting the Iron Eagle is described as a "number one seller so far.")

When asked about the Reichsadler and Confederate imagery on the shirts in the Facebook photos taken at That Damn Show, the Vitality Ink/Hardcore Teez employee reiterated her earlier statements. "Regardless of what our T-shirts say, we are not affiliated with that movement at all."

So who booked Vitality Ink/Hardcore Teez's vendor gig at That Damn Show? New Times publisher Kurtis Barton stated in an e-mail on Monday that the paper's marketing and retail advertising departments, which co-promoted the event with KUKQ, were not involved.

"That particular vendor was sold, booked, and vetted by KUKQ," Barton stated.

On Facebook early Monday morning, KUKQ disc jockey Craven Moorehead posted that he was unsure which company had given Vitality Ink/Hardcore Teez the green light to vend at That Damn Show. He also apologized on KUKQ's behalf, stating that it was "really embarrassing" and the result of a "small local online radio station...trying to book a big event for the first time."

An excerpt from his statement follows:



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