The Story: Hot Topic started making a shirt with Rage Guy on it. 4chan didn’t like it, so today they came up with a plan. Make new comics with Rage Guy, but make him “Race Guy”. Basically these new comics ended the same way, but were very racist. Then the members of 4chan wrote emails to Hot Topic expressing their “outrage” that the store would carry a product affiliated with racism, and included the new comics they made. Hot Topic just announced that they were going to discontinue the shirt. The whole thing happened in less than 24 hours.


the fuck?

They changed their mind.

Hot Topic  After many hours researched and many communities identifying this as a hoax, we’ve made the decision to continue carrying the “Rage Guy” t-shirt. It is NOT racist. 

Research makes even better magic.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.