Zazzle Fans Create Humorous “This is a Big F---ing Deal” Merchandise Following VP Biden’s Comment on Healthcare Bill
More than 103,600 Products Related to Healthcare Legislation Designed in Past Weeks
Redwood City, Calif. – March 23, 2010 – Liberal and conservative consumers and artists alike have taken free speech to a new level at Zazzle these days, leveraging the website and custom product design tools to create t-shirts, mugs, stickers, stationery, and even skateboards with their own messages and opinion on the current healthcare debate and legislative process. This morning, literally every few minutes, a new product related to the healthcare legislation was being created on the site.
To date, more than 103,600 products have been created related to healthcare debate, and in total, consumers have created more than 28 billion products on Zazzle. Product creators tend to be from one of three distinct camps—those who strongly support the legislation, those who vehemently oppose it, and those simply interested in capitalizing on the debate with a bit or humor.
Since well before the current healthcare debate, product creation at Zazzle has served not only as a way to buy and sell unique customized gifts, but also as a window into the zeitgeist of the American psyche. If there’s a topic in the news—like Vice President Biden’s now very public off-mic comments today on the signing of the healthcare reform bill into law—it’s a sure bet that someone has leveraged the mass customization power of Zazzle to create products on the issue. One top selling product quoting the Vice President started selling just three minutes after being created.
“Zazzle is a platform not only for only artists and major consumer brands like Disney, Star Wars and Warner Bros. to create and buy and sell merchandise, but also for anyone who’s interested in creating a unique product or gift for themselves or someone else,” commented Mike Karns, Director of Consumer Marketing for Zazzle. “The healthcare debate, and in particular Vice President Biden’s comment on the subject today, generate an immediate reaction by consumers who use the Zazzle platform to express their thoughts and points on apparel and other products.”
User generated artwork and content speaking out against the legislation and Obama currently holds the edge over products supportive of the legislation, but the balance may shift based on popular opinion as the law is enacted.
Other top-selling political t-shirts can be found at:
Obama t-shirts http://www.zazzle.ca/obama+tshirts
Political t-shirts http://www.zazzle.ca/political+tshirts
Anti-Obama t-shirts http://www.zazzle.ca/anti+obama+tshirts
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