Hip hop artist facing intense criticism from veterans over clothing line logo

Atlanta-based rapper 2 Chainz is facing intense criticism for some of the accessories in his recently unveiled clothing line, “Strip Club Veteran”.

Some of the hats being sold have a logo that contains a Vietnam Service Ribbon and a National Defense Service Ribbon. According to Fox 5, the other hats’ logos appear to show a “cross between a military campaign ribbon and a series of nautical code flags.”

Strip Club Veteran hat sold by styleisbond.com
Strip Club Veteran hat sold by styleisbond.com

Many took to Facebook to voice their opposition to the clothing line.

One user saying: “That hat has to come off he shouldn’t be using the Vietnam combat ribbons and having Veteran under it.  i’m sorry but their (sic) are actual Vietnam veterans who earned those for this country.”

Think @rudebwoymari was ready to throw some ? #stripclubveteran

A photo posted by @stripclubveterans on

Another wrote pointedly and simply: “You piss off the wrong group”.

Apparently there’s a specific reason behind the use of this controversial logo. According to the rapper, the south “birthed the strip club culture” and “down here the strip club is what moves hip hop.”

“When we have business meetings we are going to Magic City for lunch. Atlanta’s strip club culture influences the rest of the country. Its [sic] the music.”

In the ‘About Us’ section of the website that sells the line, it states: “Being a strip club veteran is a way of life.”

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  • Michele graduated with a B.S. in Telecommunication from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She has spent numerous years working in the news industry in south Florida, including many positions ranging from being a news writer at WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami to being an associate news producer at WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami. Michele has also worked in Public Relations and Marketing.

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