Urban Outfitters Is Selling A Tapestry That Looks Like A Holocaust Uniform
Oh, Urban, say it isn't so. Not again.
The global retailer has another monumental f*ck up on its hands, this time selling a tapestry disturbingly similar to a Nazi concentration camp uniform.
It's not the first time we've seen a Holocaust "fashion" major faux pas. Remember the Star of David Zara put on a striped sweater?
The fashion world is no stranger to these types of PR disasters.
In the past few years, there was Forever 21's insensitive headdress incident, Urban's sweatshirt-covered-in-blood fiasco (which people argued was inspired by 1970's Kent State shooting) and American Apparel's gruesome tampon shirts -- but you can find our slightly horrifying roundup of the most offensive items here.
The Anti-Defamation League, a prominent anti-Semitism group, has sent a message to Urban Outfitters urging the company to cease selling the tapestry.
With grey and white stripes and an upside-down pink triangle, the tapestry eerily resembles the uniform gay concentration camp victims were forced to wear.
The upside-down pink triangle specifically was the Nazis' way of indicating homosexual prisoners.
The ADL states:
Whether intentional or not, this gray and white striped 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.
Business Insider points out the company is not selling the item online, which may mean is has already been pulled from shelves. Urban has yet to confirm this.
Seriously, though, isn't there someone who double checks this stuff?