By now you’ve probably heard about John Pike, the UC Davis police officer who casually pepper sprayed students at an Occupy protest on campus. “Pepper spray cop” became a meme almost instantly, with outraged Photoshoppers mashing up images of Pike with famous works of art, among other things. Now a Reddit user has reworked a photo of the officer for a T-shirt that’s sure to get people talking.
User Photozz designed a tee that portrays Pike casually spraying orange butterflies out of his pepper spray can. The image is like flower in a gun barrel by way of Banksy — and the message is peace. The shirt is being sold on Etsy for $8. Here is what it looks like: