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White Ribbon Australia’s senior official slammed the idea of ​​a ‘women’s bat’ undershirt

The leading domestic violence charity is being blown up after one of its senior executives made a “ridiculous” proposal to raise money

  • The senior White Ribbon Australia representative slammed “women’s bat” over the undershirt.
  • Rep suggested selling items for $1,000 to raise money for violence awareness
  • The proposal was shot down before sparking outrage from social media users

A senior White Ribbon Australia official has been slammed after he suggested the domestic violence charity sell undershirts for “wife beaters” to raise money.

The person suggested selling the merchandise for $1,000 and placing a QR code on the item that would direct users to a domestic violence awareness website.

A member of the charity said the rep aired the idea after it was pitched to them by a third-party campaign agency.

A senior White Ribbon Australia official has been blasted after suggesting the charity sell'wife beater' undershirts to raise money (stock image)

A senior White Ribbon Australia official has been blasted after suggesting the charity sell ‘wife beater’ undershirts to raise money (stock image)

The person suggested selling the merchandise for $1,000 and placing a QR code on the item, directing users to a domestic violence awareness website (stock image).

The person suggested selling the merchandise for $1,000 and placing a QR code on the item, directing users to a domestic violence awareness website (stock image).

“It was decided he would go back to (the agency) and tell them it was a little too radical,” the source told the Daily Telegraph.

The proposal angered the public, with commentators venting their disgust at the idea on social media.

“Ditch the white ribbon and instead spend the money on emergency and public housing,” one person wrote.

Another added: “OH MY FUCKING GOD”.

White Ribbon national director Allan Ball assured that the “women’s bat” undershirt would not be sold and said the charity would “never use that terminology”.

Mr Ball said many initiatives have been proposed for the charity, including illuminating iconic buildings in white.

White Ribbon Australia co-chair Rosie Batty AO said it was “ridiculous” at the idea the charity would ever consider the proposal.

“It’s clear someone misjudged or misunderstood a conversation,” she said.

The proposal has angered the public as local residents have vented their disgust at the idea on social media

The proposal has angered the public as local residents have vented their disgust at the idea on social media

It's the second time in a week that White Ribbon Australia has taken the spotlight after the charity sparked a backlash over one of its

It’s the second time in a week that White Ribbon Australia has taken the spotlight after the charity sparked a backlash over one of its “clay deaf” appeals (stock image).

It’s the second time in a week that White Ribbon Australia has taken the spotlight after the charity sparked a backlash over one of its “tondeaf” appeals.

The charity launched a social media campaign that featured a photo of a man wearing a white ribbon.

“$49: Personally educating a man about violence prevention,” the post read.

The charity has been accused of asking people for donations so they can educate men about preventing violence.

Mr Ball said the campaign had been misunderstood.

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