Stop shopping at Urban Outfitters.
DOnt shop at urban outfitters
they literally sold a blood-stained-looking sweatshirt with the name of a college that there was a school shooting at
they sold prescription-drug related accessories trying to make it cute
they sold a board game entitled “gettopoly” i should not have to explain why this is bad
they sold a super cissexist card with the T slur on it
they literally sold this shirt
PLEASE STOP SHOPPING AT URBAN OUTFITTERS
Agreed, but I keep seeing people refer to the Kent State massacre as a ‘school shooting.’ To be clear, on May 4th 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire (67 rounds) on a group of students who were peacefully protesting the Cambodia Incursion that was announced by President Nixon 4 days prior. Nixon was elected largely because he promised to put an end to the Vietnam War, so this announcement was a pretty big slap in the face. The Cambodia Incursion lasted 2 months and resulted in the deaths of over 300 US soldiers, and over 800 Vietnamese soldiers.
The Kent State Massacre resulted in the deaths of 4 students, all under the age of 21, two of which weren’t even protesting, and 9 more were injured. One of whom, Dean Kahler, was left paralyzed, and he actually commented on Urban Outfitter’s here.
Why is this important? Because Urban Outfitters (and its sister stores Anthropologie and Free People) peddle this faux-Hippie-only-ironic-conservatism-bullshit, when in fact their money is supporting right-wing agendas and going directly into the pockets of conservative politicians like Rick Santorum.
And if the above controversies aren’t horrid enough: they have stolen work from independent artisans, they have been sued by the Navajo Nation, they printed a shirt that featured a sexualized image of a 15 year old, they have been called out by the Anti-defamation League multiple times. They are the epitome of Hipster Racism.
I’ll get off my soap box, but please. Please just go to a fucking thrift store instead.