Skip to comments.Urban Outfitters Condemned for Jewish Star Tee [Similar To Nazi Yellow Star of David!]
Posted on 04/22/2012 3:40:55 PM PDT by Steelfish
Apr 22, 2012 Urban Outfitters Condemned for Jewish Star Tee
Credit: Urban Outfitters
Olivia Katrandjian and Christina Ng: The Anti-Defamation League condemned Urban Outfitters for selling a t-shirt with a symbol that looks like the yellow Star of David Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Europe.
We find this use of symbolism to be extremely distasteful and offensive, and we are outraged that your company would make this product available to your customers, Barry Morrison, regional director of the ADL, wrote in a letter e-mailed to Richard A. Hayne, President and CEO of Urban Outfitters.
In March, the company sold a line of Irish-themed clothing and accessories that U.S. Congress said portrayed severe and negative stereotypes.
One of the womens tank-tops says, Irish I Were Drunk with a shamrock and another t-shirt says, Kiss Me Im Drunk, Or Irish, Or Whatever. A hat that shows a stick figure on all fours vomiting says, Irish Yoga.
In Oct. 2011, Sasha Houston Brown, a 24-year-old Native American woman from Minnesota, wrote a letter to the company about a line of Navajo items she claimed were cheap, vulgar and culturally offensive.
Brown said she was offended by plastic dreamcatchers wrapped in pleather hung next to an indistinguishable mass of artificial feather jewelry and hyper sexualized clothing featuring an abundance of suede, fringe and inauthentic tribal patterns.
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Irish yoga.....I’m sorry but that’s FUNNY.
It just goes to show you it’s always something!
I got a chuckle out of that as well...
That T-shirt is $100!
Can you believe it? And it’s ugly to boot!
Except for the 6 points, it looks nothing like that at all. Not even close.
The key word is “forced”. Jews were forced to wear an identifier, so that they could be discriminated against. If they “chose” to wear one, that's a completely different matter. Israel chose to put one on their flag, for crying out loud!
This one I find rather funny because my wife ordered some items from the Navajos because they were supposed to be authentic and all were "made in China".
looks like the yellow Star of David Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Europe.
No, it doesn’t. But, if you’ve got the card, play it.
Wow, that’s ugly. Who would pay $100 for that?
Also a good “60-second abs” workout sometimes.
Ah George Carlin, you are missed. "'The Fighting Irish'? Why not 'The Bargaining Jews'?"
Hang on there, that's simply three intersecting squares. I've seen little 3D puzzles like that.
However, the "artist" who thinks thinks we don't see the obvious hate underlying this stellated rhombic dodecahedron origami is obviously the foulest of neo-Nazis! /sarc
It’s all in your perspective.It is obviously a 3-D image of three interlocking rectangles...sheesh!!!
A second level of humor here is that at least one of these comes from a picture that's been floating around for years of a Russian guy.
This plus the lezzie photo. Man are they on a roll. Hope they go bankrupt.
My son got me one of these when he came back from Israel.
I’m a second generation bogpaddy and I LMAO.