Uh oh. Urban Outfitters is being asked to apologize and remove an item from their stores and online after critics claim it resembles clothing forced upon victims of the Holocaust. See it here.
Urban Outfitters has some explaining to do! The clothing corporation is being slammed for selling an item reminiscent of a Nazi concentration camp uniform.
Urban Outfitters Sells Tapestry Resembling Nazi Concentration Camp Uniform
The tapestry they’re selling features grey and white stripes, as well as an upside down pink triangle, which is the symbol that prisoners were forced to wear if they were gay.
“Whether intentional or not, this gray and white striped pattern and pink triangle combination is deeply offensive and should not be mainstreamed into popular culture,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, according to NBC News. “We urge Urban Outfitters to immediately remove the product eerily reminiscent of clothing forced upon the victims of the Holocaust from their stores and online.”
Customers have also shared their disgust online.
Shame on @UrbanOutfitters for their latest display of crassness and lack of taste…. and crapping on the memories of Holocaust victims.
— Todd Cohen (@SalesLeaderTodd) February 11, 2015
— Julie Fishman (@fishmanjulie) February 11, 2015
— Allyn Gibson (@allyngibson) February 11, 2015
Urban Outfitters Sells Bloody Kent State Sweatshirt and Apologizes
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the retailer was forced to apologize for selling insensitive and controversial items.
In 2014, Urban Outfitters apologized for selling a Kent State University sweatshirt decorated with red splotches, which looked a lot like blood. Critics argued that the sweatshirt was too reminiscent of the 1970 shooting on campus that left four students dead.
Furthermore, in 2012, the store came under fire for posting a photo of a t-shirt with a star-shaped geometric design on the pocket, which was reminiscent of the Star of David. However the shirt’s designer said it was caught in pre-production and never actually sold, NBC News claims.
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