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Urban Outfitters Condemned for Jewish Star Tee [Similar To Nazi Yellow Star of David!]
ABCNews ^ | April 22, 2012 | Olivia Katrandjian and Christina Ng

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 women’s tank-tops says, “Irish I Were Drunk” with a shamrock and another t-shirt says, “Kiss Me I’m 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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1 posted on 04/22/2012 3:41:01 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Irish yoga.....I’m sorry but that’s FUNNY.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 3:43:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Steelfish

It just goes to show you it’s always something!


3 posted on 04/22/2012 3:44:56 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Steelfish
Your article is about some visual image. Couldn't you included it with your post so we wouldn't have to click over to the source to see it?

ML/NJ

4 posted on 04/22/2012 3:47:09 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: tet68

I got a chuckle out of that as well...


5 posted on 04/22/2012 3:48:35 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Steelfish

That T-shirt is $100!

Can you believe it? And it’s ugly to boot!


6 posted on 04/22/2012 3:48:52 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Steelfish
“looks like the yellow Star of David Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Europe.”

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!

7 posted on 04/22/2012 3:52:39 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Steelfish
wrote a letter to the company about a line of “Navajo” items she claimed were “cheap, vulgar and culturally offensive.

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".

8 posted on 04/22/2012 4:00:04 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: Steelfish
sorry, but that is four planes intersecting NOT two triangles intersecting...
9 posted on 04/22/2012 4:02:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ml/nj
Here it is and it costs $100.


10 posted on 04/22/2012 4:03:01 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“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.


11 posted on 04/22/2012 4:03:39 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: packrat35

Wow, that’s ugly. Who would pay $100 for that?


12 posted on 04/22/2012 4:06:40 PM PDT by Trick or Treat (Need new tagline.)
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To: tet68

Also a good “60-second abs” workout sometimes.


13 posted on 04/22/2012 4:06:56 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Steelfish
In March, the company sold a line of Irish-themed clothing and accessories that U.S. Congress said portrayed “severe and negative stereotypes.”

Ah George Carlin, you are missed. "'The Fighting Irish'? Why not 'The Bargaining Jews'?"

14 posted on 04/22/2012 4:09:00 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Steelfish

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


15 posted on 04/22/2012 4:17:23 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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It’s all in your perspective.It is obviously a 3-D image of three interlocking rectangles...sheesh!!!


16 posted on 04/22/2012 4:18:11 PM PDT by pricilla (one should always try to be smarter than the equipment one is operating - Amajato)
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To: Steelfish

http://findingsun.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/irish-yoga/

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.

17 posted on 04/22/2012 4:25:29 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Steelfish

This plus the lezzie photo. Man are they on a roll. Hope they go bankrupt.


18 posted on 04/22/2012 4:25:50 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: Steelfish
Feh! A hundred buck for that piece of krill?

My son got me one of these when he came back from Israel.


19 posted on 04/22/2012 4:27:03 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: tet68

I’m a second generation bogpaddy and I LMAO.


20 posted on 04/22/2012 4:31:18 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Trick or Treat

I wouldn’t for sure but I ain’t protesting those that do either.


21 posted on 04/22/2012 4:48:48 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: jiggyboy

Incredibly funny!!!!


22 posted on 04/22/2012 4:49:20 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: packrat35
Looks more like Escher than Ester.
23 posted on 04/22/2012 4:51:34 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

When your only tool is a hammer...


24 posted on 04/22/2012 4:52:47 PM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: Steelfish

Sounds like Urban Outfitters is just trying to offend everyone! Maybe they just want to appear ‘sophisticated’.


25 posted on 04/22/2012 5:15:20 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: DJ MacWoW

Shop at American Eagle outfitters....

Much Better Cloths for the Youths.


26 posted on 04/22/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: LtKerst
I shop for my kid's clothes at Buckhead Uniforms.

Classic American styles like oxford cloth button-downs, chinos, dirty bucks, penny loafers, plaid skirts...

27 posted on 04/22/2012 6:13:19 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: packrat35

.....outsourcing...


28 posted on 04/22/2012 6:52:01 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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Pictures of the TShirt upthread. I don't see any similarity.

29 posted on 04/23/2012 5:13:12 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Trick or Treat

“Wow, that’s ugly. Who would pay $100 for that?”

Democrats.


30 posted on 04/23/2012 8:10:08 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: PAR35

I am just trying to figure out the angle for attacking Republicans -— the ADL ceased to be a Jewish organization years ago and only serves the Democrats.

I can’t figure out their angle here.


31 posted on 04/23/2012 8:12:31 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Steelfish

What’s their damned problem? They’re still stuck in the 20th Century, with their verbal condemnations. In the 21st Century, if something offends you, have street riots in at least three different countries, and call for the death of the offender while burning the flag of his country and stomping and spitting on it./s


32 posted on 04/23/2012 11:44:45 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: packrat35

What a bunch of dumba@#es. That’s a cool T-shirt.


33 posted on 04/23/2012 11:47:05 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Trick or Treat
Wow, that’s ugly. Who would pay $100 for that?

Liberals...who would then complain that they don't have enough money.

34 posted on 04/23/2012 11:52:08 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: SJackson

You’re right. What a disappointment. Somebody should make a King of Holland tee-shirt, with an actual yellow star and “Jude” sign. That way they can show solidarity with the Jews of Europe before every last one leaves due to the violence.

BTW, has the ADL issued any pro forma condemnations of that violence yet? If they have, then why does it continue? If they haven’t, then why should they bother? There’s plenty to condemn in high priced tee shirts.


35 posted on 04/23/2012 12:11:01 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: packrat35

That looks like what I’d wear to paint or garden. Hideous, but who cares. The ADL has to stretch to see the yellow Star of David in what’s on that pocket.


36 posted on 04/23/2012 12:24:37 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Eleutheria5

No one cares about the King of Denmark. Or Finland, where Jews prayed on the front lines alongside the Wehrmacht, fighting the Soviets. Wish there were more non-individual examples to cite.


37 posted on 04/23/2012 4:43:00 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: packrat35

That is NOT the Star of David.


38 posted on 04/23/2012 4:46:40 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: SJackson

It’s fictional, of course, just like George Washington and the Cherry Tree. The King of Denmark did not go around on a bicycle wearing a Jewish star badge to protest the Nazis. But Leon Uris created the legend, and when legends become facts, you go with the legend. So a tee-shirt with the yellow star and the word Jude or in France Juif on it would serve as a “King of Denmark” protest against anti-Jewish violence such as was perpetrated in Toulouse.


39 posted on 04/23/2012 5:07:16 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: packrat35

If that’s it, it looks like a really bad str trek uniform


40 posted on 04/23/2012 5:09:28 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Eleutheria5

I prefer him riding a horse. Kings don’t ride bicycles. Can’t do a painting of a King on a bike. I’m not sure that Jews in Denmark wore stars. And the Danes did a better job than most of Europe saving Jews. Gone to Sweden, where they’re less than safe today. I guess times don’t change in many ways.


41 posted on 04/23/2012 5:41:15 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: SJackson

But in your new tee shirt, you can be the King of Denmark and ride whatever you want.


42 posted on 04/23/2012 11:58:57 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Steelfish

Much ado about nothing!

Apparently The ADL has WAY too much time on their hands.

STE=Q


43 posted on 04/24/2012 9:59:34 PM PDT by STE=Q
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