The far-right apparel company “Lions Not Sheep” was recently ordered to pay a large fine after it was discovered they were replacing “Made in China” tags with “Made in USA” tags.

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The company and its owner Sean Whalen were ordered by the Federal Trade Commission to pay over $200,000 in fines and was ordered to “stop making bogus Made in USA claims.”

The Deseret News says “Lions Not Sheep” is a “Utah-based apparel company known for its inflammatory T-shirts that often espouse pro-Second Amendment and pro-Trump messages.”

Trump T-Shirt via Flickr / Tyler Merbler

The paper continues:

“A reference to the saying “a lion doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep,’ the company made waves during the pandemic in response to mask mandates and COVID-19 restrictions, with shirts that read “give violence a chance,” depict Donald Trump as the Terminator and frequently feature military-style rifles,” the newspaper reported. “The company also has a celebrity roster that includes mixed martial arts fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Robert J. O’Neill, who claims to be the sole Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, and motorcycle racer Davi Millsaps.”

The FTC voted 5-0 to approve the final order after their complaint said that Whalen posted a video online bragging that he could “conceal the fact that his shirts are made in China by ripping out the origin tags and replacing them with tags stating that the merchandise was made in the United States.”
The company will be contacting every customer they have had since 2021 to inform them about their lies.

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