Urban Outfitters Decides Not to Sell Blood-spattered "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt" After All
You honestly cannot make this up:
Urban Outfitters is facing a public backlash after offering for sale a "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt" with red blotches that could be interpreted as blood stains.
Twitter lit up as people blasted the company for its insensitivity for selling an item citing a university nationally known as the site of the May 4, 1970 deaths of four students by the Ohio National Guard during Vietnam War protests.
"We take great offense to a company using our pain for their publicity and profit" the university said in a statement Monday. "This item is beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life that still hurts the Kent State community today."
Someone at Urban Outfitters was smart enough to pull it down over the weekend. Quite possibly the smartest person who works there.