Community festival T-shirt mocks Osama bin Laden

By the Associated Press | August 29, 2011 | 4:40 PM EDT

In this Aug. 27, 2011 photo, the official the T-shirt for the Loggers Playday community festival hangs for display at Jacknuts in Aberdeen, Wash. The shirt, which mocks Osama bin Laden with a cartoon of bin Laden tied to a log with the caption "Osama Bin Loggin,'" has caused some controversy with some cheering the design as patriotic and edgy while others described it as tacky and in very poor taste. The Loggers Playday annual logging show will be held the weekend after Labor Day in Hoquiam, Wash. (AP Photo/The Daily World, Jacob Jones)

HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) — A community festival near the Washington state coast is attracting attention with a T-shirt mocking Osama bin Laden.

The Loggers Playday festival shirts — featuring a cartoon of the terror mastermind tied to a log with the caption "Osama Bin Loggin'" — are being sold for $15 to raise money for a scholarship.

Organizers say they got the idea because their Sept. 10 event is so close to the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and because bin Laden was killed by U.S. military forces in May.

The T-shirt maker, Christian Burgess of Jacknut Apparel, told The Daily World ( ) critics have called the T-shirt tacky and in very poor taste.

One area resident, Jeanne Ward, printed several T-shirts that say, "My Hoquiam is a Hate Free Zone."


Information from: The Daily World,