Eneale Pickett, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has released a new line of clothing which include phrases like “Fuck the police, they the biggest gang in AmeriKKKa,” and “I would ask for justice but I know she’s helping the cops burn my body.”
Pickett has released divisive clothing in the past when he created a line of hoodies that bore racist remarks, including “All White People Are Racist” and “If I Encounter Another Cop With A God Complex I’m Going To Have To Show The World That They Are Human.”
The College Fix reported at the time, the university refused to denounce the line of clothing, claiming “In this case, the individuals involved are exercising their rights to free speech and engaging in a private activity unrelated to their status as students.”
— Eneale Pickett (@Eneale_Pickett) October 16, 2016
On top of that, the campus student paper Badger Herald has given Pickett advertising space to promote his latest designs, which is based on anti-police rhetoric.
“This line is by far the most aggressive, it’s by far the most in your face. And it’s by far my most truthful line,” Pickett said while describing the new designs. “I say truthful because I let everything out. I knew I needed more media this time — and not just photos, but a commercial, so people can see the full picture.”
The commercial, courtesy of the Badger Herald, can be seen below.
UW student prepares to release latest clothing line confronting police brutality, racism. Follow our coverage here: http://bit.ly/2xlapOD
Posted by The Badger Herald on Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Pickett claims he is expecting criticism for the commercial but believes he needs to show how “the police terrorizes black and brown bodies communities.”
“Once you add a visual that’s so daring, so intense, it forces you to talk and to say something. Now I have to give attention to this issue because [offending police], to them, is unacceptable. But my body all over social media, dead, is acceptable,” he said.
The clothing will be covered in slogans such as:
“Fuck the police, they the biggest gang in AmeriKKKa”
“I would ask for justice but I know she’s helping the cops burn my body”
“No hashtag can ever bring me justice, I’ve seen my death way too many times to imagine myself different”
“Destroy the city that caused you to bury me”
“Justice over there acting like she don’t know us knowing damn well she hear us calling her name”
UW-Madison did distance themselves from Pickett this time by tweeting: “We’re not affiliated with this apparel, nor do we endorse the message.”
We’re not affiliated with this apparel, nor do we endorse the message.
— UW-Madison (@UWMadison) October 7, 2016
Featured Image Via Twitter/Eneale Pickett