Urban Outfitters pulls Holocaust shirt
Urban Outfitters pulls Holocaust shirt - Urban Outfitters yanks 'Holocaust T-shirt', The scoop: Clothing store Urban Outfitters is axing a yellow shirt with a star design that some say is similar to the Jewish Star of David, after receiving criticism that the design resembled badges that Jews were made to wear by German Nazis during the Holocaust.
The Anti-Defamation League is up in arms over a piece in the Urban Outfitters spring catalog. The shirt which is printed on dark yellow fabric has a patch over the breast pocket which bears a striking resemblance to the six pointed Star of David. The design is reminiscent of the identifier the Nazi’s made the Jews wear during the Holocaust.
The fact that the shirt went on sale at the same time as Holocaust Remembrance Day is just another offensive straw on the camel’s back. The ADL claims Urban Outfitters should just add this to the list of offensive products the company makes.
The ADL told FoxNews.com that the shirt conjures up images of the Holocaust and even though Urban Outfitters didn’t intend the shirt to be offensive, it was not taken that way.
Barry Morrison, the Philadelphia regional director of the ADL said,
Dutch clothing maker Wood Wood are the ones who manufacture the shirt. They reached out to the ADL and apologized for the imagery conjured up by their clothes. They promised to stop making the shirt.
Morrison made a public plea that Urban Outfitter seize this opportunity to apologize for the offensive shirt and to stop a long history of making offensive products.