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A Nike store in Boston has taken down a window display of T-shirts that said “Dope” and “Get High” after initially refusing a request to remove them by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

The Boston Herald reports that the Niketown store in the Back Bay neighborhood removed the T-shirts after Nike issued a statement last week explaining that the T-shirts are part of an action sports campaign, and they do not condone the use of banned or illegal substances.

Last week, Menino wrote a letter to Nike, asking the company to remove the T-shirts. He said they contain drug references and profanity that “are out of keeping with the character of Boston’s Back Bay, our entire city, and our aspirations for our young people…not to mention common sense.”

Dot Joyce, a spokeswoman for Menino, told the newspaper, “It’s good news that Nike has removed the display. It’s inappropriate and we will continue to make sure that all displays in our city do not promote the use of drugs. It is unacceptable and we’re happy they agree.”


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