According to this report, Urban Outfitters pulled this t-shirt from its shelves and online store, less than a week after it first arrived. A buyer for the company cited ‘too much bad press’ as the reason for pulling the shirt.
The CEO of Urban Outfitter, Richard Hayne, is a right-wing Republican who supports senators who vote for legislation against gay marriage. A British business website wrote about this guy in May: “Hayne must be the only retailer whose expansion plans depend on no one finding out who he really is.”
Uh-oh. Now what?
If one were to boycott every company that behaved badly, well, one would be screwed. But it seems especially repellent of Urban Outfitters to cultivate a cool, hipster-ish image for its targeted market, when in fact it’s run be a right-wing homophobe.
I don’t like it. Should we write to Urban Outfitters, expressing our dismay about this? Or should we keep buying their crap because it’s cheap and trendy? My answer is: DUH!
On a happier note, here is a t-shirt my kid designed, to promote autism awareness. Hammie isn’t crazy about the puzzle piece logo, so maybe we’ll get rid of them.
Finally, the crazy lady posted more crazy-ass shit about me, including this:
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