Urban Outfitters, the store whose customer base constitutes quirky hipsters and upscale homeless people, has seriously pissed everyone off with their latest home goods collection. The Anti Defamation League is demanding the store stop selling a tapestry with a pattern that is eerily similar to the uniforms gay male prisoners were forced to wear in Nazi concentration camps.
This isn’t the first time the company has come under fire for its insensitive products. Just a few months ago, the store sold a blood spattered Kent State sweatshirt and in 2012, the ADL called the company out for selling t-shirts sporting the yellow Star of David that Jews were made to wear when the Nazi regime was in power. Urban Outfitters has yet to comment on the tapestry, which isn’t for sale online but was spotted by a customer shopping in a Colorado store, but the ADL is condemning the company for continuing to carry, what it’s calling a “deeply offensive” product:
Whether intentional or not, this gray and white stripped 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.
Not that I’m an expert or anything, but it can’t really be that hard to create products that don’t remind people of the mass murder of six million people, can it?