You can make fun of him for his religion, you can praise him for his faith, but Tim Tebow would really appreciate it if you didn’t try to profit off of his religious beliefs. The new quarterback for the New York Jets has sent a cease and desist letter to a company selling “MY Jesus” t-shirts.
AntiMusic reports that the T-shirts don’t actually use Tim Tebow’s name or likeness, but the design is suspiciously similar to the NY Jets logo. The website for the MY Jesus T-shirts even states:
“This fun design is not officially endorsed by New York’s backup quarterback or the Son of God, but plays off the themes of Tebow’s faith and his new team.”
Regardless of the company’s statement, Tebow’s cease and desist letter claims that the shirt “makes it appear” that he is endorsing the product.
Tebow has successfully petitioned eBay to remove the shirts but the company, Cubby Tees, doesn’t seem to be backing down. Cubby Tees issued a response to the cease and desist letter saying that their product “shares nothing with Mr. Tebow except for promotion of a common Lord and Savior.”
Tebow’s cease and desist letter has some fans accusing the Jets quarterback of “trying to own Jesus.”
What do you think? Does Tim Tebow have a point? Is Cubby Tees unfairly profiting off of his godly image?