T-shirt Mocks Afghans Falling From Kabul Plane

After what happened in Kabul, a t-shirt has surfaced on some off-brand online clothing stores, such as Tee4Sport and TShirtAtLowPrice.com:

The description under the t-shirt reads:

“Featuring the scene of the plane flying in the sky and suddenly, there are two people falling from it, the Kabul Skydiving Club Shirt is officially becoming a phenomenon and goes viral on the Internet after that! For those who are into Parachuting, skydiving, those who love jumping from the airplane to experience the highest mood, this shirt is totally suitable to wear!”

Hundreds of people ran alongside the US Air Force C-17, some climbing onto the plane and a 17 year old boy died after falling from it. The t-shirt is described as disgusting and insensitive.

Holly Dagres, an Iranian American senior fellow at the Atlantic Council wrote:

“As Afghans are fleeing and clinging to planes out of desperation, someone decided to capitalize on their pain and misery with this repulsive t-shirt. It’s being sold on at least half a dozen t-shirt printing websites right now. Humans can be so cruel.”

Another Twitter user wrote:

“That is absolutely disgusting.”

The shirt creators offered their condolences:

“We were truly heartbroken and empathetic with the horrifying death of 2 people falling from the plane and it was a shock when the rest of the world (to) understand how the people of Afghanistan are facing the situation over there.”

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