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Gazette staff May 30th, 2012

Shades of ugliness have been resonating on the periphery of Thunderland.

Brad Gregg

An Oklahoma City-based business, Warpaint Clothing Co., riled fans of the Seattle SuperSonics — the Thunder’s previous incarnation — for hawking T-shirts that appropriated the Sonics’ logo and read, “Thank you Seattle.”

After a few well-placed Twitter mentions two weekends ago brought attention to the shirts, Warpaint began receiving online death threats.

“So much hate in the world,” Warpaint tweeted in response to the ruckus. “No disrespect meant. We appreciate where our team came from actually. Put your energy into something positive.”

The psychotic response from Seattle folks prompted Warpaint to yank the T-shirts from its website, but the item was back on sale the following day.

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