Happy National Women’s Day!
In the spirit of #NationalWomensDay, we give you a cute little story out of Indonesia.
Salvo Sports, an Indonesian sports apparel manufacturer, designs shirts for Indonesian Super League team Pusamania Borneo. Salvo recently apologized because the washing instructions on their shirts were … well, pretty damn offensive.
Remember, before we move forward, this is an actual company that printed these instructions. Are you ready?
That’s right, that says: “WASHING INSTRUCTIONS. GIVE THIS JERSEY TO YOUR WOMAN. IT’S HER JOB.”
After people expressed their displeasure with the aforementioned instructions, Salvo began its Twitter apology tour … in remarkably horrible fashion … on International Women’s Day. Salvo tweeted:
“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.”
HOLY SHIT. No wonder they printed those instructions. They don’t know any better.
The apology continued: “There’s no intention to humiliate women. In contrast, (we want to tell the men) learn from women on how to take care of clothes because they pay attention to details.”
HAHAHAHA. I swear this is real. If you don’t believe me, you can read the tweets here, if you speak Indonesian.
There’s more: “Not all men understand/know how to take care of their own clothes, women are more knowledgeable/experts on such matters.
“We apologize profusely for any misinterpretations.”
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone.