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"Testify" Muscle Tank | MXMNY
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"Testify" Muscle Tank

$75.00



DETAILS / STORY

THE "TESTIFY" MUSCLE TANK DISPLAYS THE IMAGE OF A JAPANESE BOY STANDING AT ATTENTION AT A FIRE WITH HIS DEAD BABY BROTHER ON HIS BACK. THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN BY JOE O'DONELL AND AT THE TIME HE WAS DOCUMENTING THE VICTIMS OF THE NAGASAKI BOMBING OF 1945. ALSO PRINTED ONTO THE IMAGE ARE THE WORDS "THAT DAY WE WILL SEAL OVER THEIR MOUTHS, AND THEIR HANDS WILL SPEAK TO US, AND THEIR FEET WILL TESTIFY ABOUT WHAT THEY USE TO EARN". THIS VERSE WAS TAKEN FROM THE HOLY QURAN, THE RELIGIOUS TEXT OF ISLAM, AND IT RELATES TO THE IMAGE BY SUGGESTING THAT IN THE END, EVERYONE WILL BE JUDGED FOR THEIR ACTIONS. THERE HAS BEEN MAJOR DEBATE THROUGH THE DECADES ABOUT IF THE UNITED STATES REALLY SHOULD HAVE DROPPED ATOMIC BOMBS ON THE JAPANESE CITIES OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI. THIS PRINT SPEAKS VOLUMES TO US BY REMINDING US THAT EVERYONE WILL BE JUDGED WHEN THEIR TIME IS UP. 

THE TANK FEATURES RAW CUT SLEEVES AND A LOOSE FIT. 

FABRIC ORIGIN: LOS ANGELES, ENZYME WASHED 

CAPTION FOR IMAGE:

“I SAW A BOY ABOUT TEN YEARS OLD WALKING BY. HE WAS CARRYING A BABY ON HIS BACK. IN THOSE DAYS IN JAPAN, WE OFTEN SAW CHILDREN PLAYING WITH THEIR LITTLE BROTHERS OR SISTERS ON THEIR BACKS, BUT THIS BOY WAS CLEARLY DIFFERENT. I COULD SEE THAT HE HAD COME TO THIS PLACE FOR A SERIOUS REASON. HE WAS WEARING NO SHOES. HIS FACE WAS HARD. THE LITTLE HEAD WAS TIPPED BACK AS IF THE BABY WERE FAST ASLEEP. THE BOY STOOD THERE FOR FIVE OR TEN MINUTES.” 

“THE MEN IN WHITE MASKS WALKED OVER TO HIM AND QUIETLY BEGAN TO TAKE OFF THE ROPE THAT WAS HOLDING THE BABY. THAT IS WHEN I SAW THAT THE BABY WAS ALREADY DEAD. THE MEN HELD THE BODY BY THE HANDS AND FEET AND PLACED IT ON THE FIRE. THE BOY STOOD THERE STRAIGHT WITHOUT MOVING, WATCHING THE FLAMES. HE WAS BITING HIS LOWER LIP SO HARD THAT IT SHONE WITH BLOOD. THE FLAME BURNED LOW LIKE THE SUN GOING DOWN. THE BOY TURNED AROUND AND WALKED SILENTLY AWAY.”

FABRIC / MATERIAL

100% COTTON

FIT

REGULAR/LOOSE

CARE

MACHINE WASH AT LOW TEMPERATURE INSIDE OUT.

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