14 Urban Outfitters controversies

February 10, 2015 4:07 PM

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1. A tapestry 'eerily reminiscent' of theHolocaustIn February 2015, the Anti-Defamation League assailed Urban Outfitters for selling a gray and white striped tapestry emblazoned with pink triangles. The design, the ADL claimed, was 'eerily reminiscent' of the clothing Nazis forced gay prisoners to wear in concentration camps. "Whether intentional or not, this gray and white stripped pattern and pink triangle combination is deeply offensive and should not be mainstreamed into popular culture," ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said in a statement.

2. A "vintage," faux-bloodstained Kent State SweatshirtIn September 2014, Urban Outfitters was charged with exploring "the outer reaches of bad taste" after selling what seemed to be a faux blood-spattered "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt" for $129. The sweatshirt was widely interpreted as a reference...

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