Online shoppers have responded angrily to the release of a fashion range featuring Moors Murderer Myra Hindley.
The Los Angeles based online store Society6 is currently stocking a variety of items designed by the artist Paul Nelson-Esch including t-shirts, hooded tops, bags, phone covers and framed prints, all featuring the woman dubbed ‘the most evil in Britain’.
Myra Hindley and Ian Brady were responsible for the torture and murders of five children, burying their bodies on Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester.
This isn’t the first time an artistic reference to Hindley has caused a stir. In 1983, Manchester band The Smiths included a song on their debut album titled ‘Suffer Little Children’ which contained the line “Oh Manchester, so much to answer for” and mentioned three of the Moors Murders victims by name. The track appeared as a b-side on the single ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’, which high street chains Boots and Woolworths refused to stock as the sleeve featured an image of pools winner Viv Nicholson who bore a striking resemblance to Hindley.
Society6’s Hindley clothing line has provoked anger online. Twitter user Paul Williams said: “What kind of sick outfit sells a bag with a pic of a mass murderer on it, @society6? #disgusting” while Kate Richmond said “I find it upsetting and disturbing that @society6 (who I normally love) are selling Myra Hindley merchandise”.
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