Illegal Immigrants Stand Against Spencer’s
In 2010, a shirt sold at the chain store Spencer’s that read, "Illegal immigrants are like sperm. Millions come in, but only one little bastard works,” caused quite a stir in all corners of the country. “This is, to me, very racist, and to say that millions come here and only one, I won't say the word, only one comes to work, it's very hateful,” a 22-year-old Mexican-American from South Florida told the local Fox affiliate, 7News. "There's millions of immigrants searching for a better life. It's just a slap in the face to us, like we just come here to ruin the country, and it's not that." The shirt had also been sold in California and Maine, but residents’ complaints there led to its removal. A Spencer's spokesperson said: "The shirt was not directed at any group. We meant the shirt to be funny and topical, but because so many find this shirt offensive, we've decided to pull it from the shelves."