Hindus upset over Ganesha T-shirt designs

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2011, 17:10 PM IST

Chicago: Hindu community in the US has asked a local online company to immediately remove Lord Ganesha T-shirt designs displayed on its website, calling them absurd.

Threadless Tess, a community-centered online apparel company of skinnyCorp, has been asked to remove four of the designs from its website.

Hindu activist Rajan Zed said, "Such absurd depiction of Lord Ganesha with no scriptural backing was hurtful to the devotees."

He said that such trivialisation of Lord Ganesha was disturbing and offensive to the one billion Hindus world over.

However, Threadless Tees denied having printed or sold the T-shirts with the offensive Lord Ganesha designs. "The Ganesha design on our site, was submitted by an artist, but never printed or available for purchase. At this time, we have no further comments on this design," Bethany Allen, a PR spokeswoman for Threadless Tee said.

PTI