Urban Outfitters under fire for pink triangle tapestry

Posted on 10 Feb 2015 at 2:19pm
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Urban Outfitter’s “Triangle Stripe Curtain.”

File this under “Seriously?! What the hell are they thinking?!”:

Hipster clothing store chain Urban Outfitters has angered the LGBT community and the Jewish community by offering for sale a tapestry that the Anti-Defamation League called “eerily reminiscent” of the uniforms gay men were forced to wear in the Nazi concentration camps.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director and a Holocaust survivor, said: “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. 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.”

According to the New York Daily News, the tapestry has apparently been removed from the company’s website, while a “Triangle-Stripe Curtain,” with no picture provided, was listed as “sold out.”

Urban Outfitters is the same company that came under fire just a few months ago for offering for sale a “vintage Kent State sweatshirt” that appeared to be splattered with blood, and in 2012 for offering for sale a t-shirt with the yellow star of David, the symbol Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany and in the concentration camps.

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