First Russians, Now Bigots

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:

Свинья всегда лужу найдёт

Can you believe it?!   Sure, I’m a cunt and everything, but not Свинья всегда лужу найдёт, right?

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27 Responses to First Russians, Now Bigots

  1. Come on now! Make nice and send the crayzski lady a tee shirt.
    And isn’t Hayne almost the French word for hate?

    Just saying.

  2. Skye says:

    I like the shirt – succinct, pertinent and amusing all at the same time. Unlike that russian piece of work!

  3. David Duff says:

    Translation, please? Particularly if it is an example of Russian humour, an oxymoron if ever I heard one! I know that Chekhov kept insisting that his plays were comedies but I acted in one once and talk about laugh, I nearly did!

  4. HelOnWheels says:

    The Crazy Russian called SW a pig. Exact translation: “A pig will always find a puddle”. Wow. That’s the most lame Russian insult.

  5. Danielle says:

    For some reason, I read Urban Outfitters as American Apparel, and thought to myself, “Well, they would…”

  6. David Duff says:

    I’m grateful, ‘HelOnWheels’, and at least you have confirmed my suspicions concerning Russian humour. However, situated as we are in the ‘Comments’ of this particular blog, I would urge caution in accusing anyone else of being “Crazy”. I might be forced to offer you an old Chinese saying, “Choo chin chow”, which roughly translates as ‘he who piss into gale get his own back’! I mean to say, have you read some of the cuckoos who regularly scribble on the walls here?

  7. Ann says:

    A pig will always find a puddle? Was that gem meant to be an insult? Of course a pig will always find a puddle! Just as Sister Wolf will always find the best red lipstick. We are what we are and we do what we do.

    I will say that I have been enlightened through all of this…I had no idea bloggers were so cutthroat. That name-calling Russian comes across as quite the megalomaniac. She appears to be one truly unhappy woman.

    As an aside, I will admit to boycotting Domino’s Pizza due to that crazed religious zealot who founded the company. Also too, chain pizza blows.

  8. Aja says:

    I definitely found out about that urban outfitters shit some years ago. It’s hard to tear yourself away, especially since they are a company that carries a lot of stuff that I enjoy and have a hard time finding elsewhere. So I live by this little rule for Urban Outfitters. Buy nothing that is not on sale. And not regular sale, we’re talking super fucking mark down. Less than 50% off. Basically if they can’t make a sizable profit off my sale, than it’s all good.

    Dominos pizza too? Well thank god their pizza sucks and I never buy it anyway!

    Glad to know crazy Russian lady won’t leave you alone. Somehow I secretly think you get a kick out of arguing with her batshit crazy ass. Just like I get a surge out of arguing in the comment section on Ooops, did I just admit that in a public forum?

  9. HelOnWheels says:

    Duff, Your assumption about Russian humor is incorrect, because you’re obviously completely ignorant on the subject. The Crazy Russian was not attempting humor with her pig statement; she was attempting an insult. And she failed, rather miserably. Your own attempt at humor and/or insult in this post, calling the commenters on this blog crazy, are extremely lame and childish and = a fail. You are not funny.

    I boycotted Cracker Barrel for over 10 years now; ever since I found out they refuse to hire gays. The list of companies that will never get any of my business keeps growing so that I may start running out of options!!

  10. Call me dense but I fail to see the insult in the pig finding a puddle…but I do enjoy the Crazy Russian Lady’s madness.

  11. Juri says:

    My favourite ancient Russian saying (as transliterated by is “ya eemay-you o-chen balshoy jol-ty hoy” which roughly translates “I have a big yellow dick”. It comes especially handy whenever I’m called crazy or a “cuckoo” in Russian and feel a need to draw comfort and guidance from old proverbs. Sometimes I like to combine it with “tva-ya mama sa-syot kor-rovie khuy-ee” (something about mothers, dicks and cows).

    Speaking of animals, at least your nemesis has now upgraded you from a chihuahua to a pig. Shouldn’t that be a cause for a celebration.

  12. WendyB says:

    I promise to never address you in Cyrillic.

  13. oh, urban outfitters. I’ll boycott it for everyone, because it’s not on 34th Street and I rarely shop during non-work hours. burnout.

  14. David Duff says:

    “Duff, Your assumption about Russian humor is incorrect, because you’re obviously completely ignorant on the subject.”

    Well I confessed that right from the off, all I sought was clarification. However, I’m not sure how one can *fail* in an insult, unless, of course, it is an accurate description, in which case it ceases to be an insult. Our fiery, fierce, Russian-Jewish-Americano hostess is certainly not a pig looking for a puddle so I think the insult works even if it is somewhat obscure, er, and talking of obscurity that brings us right back to Russian humour which can only be described in Churchill’s famous words “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”.

    Perhaps someone could tell us all a Russian joke – that would be fun, wouldn’t it?

  15. hammie says:

    Wow, should I pretend that all that overpriced mass produced psuedo retro garbage they artfully display in Urban Outfitters is something I would want, just so I can make a point of boycotting it?

    Arseholes (pardon the pun)

    My new favourite Boyzfriend has gone and used a male actor to appear as his Beau in the new video for Better.

    And I like the T-shirt, I just dont like the puzzles. How about a cute little pink starfish instead?? Hmm? No?

    Tell me what

  16. Sister Wolf says:

    Nick – ah, ‘my hatred endures.” good thing I got that tattoo.

    Skye -I like it too. I’ll show you the finished product.

    HellOnWheels -Wow. A pig will always find a puddle. Who wants to argue with that??

    Danielle -It’s easy to confuse them!

    David -HelOnWheels isn’t afraid of any crazy person’s wrath.

    Ann -EXACTLY. Good tip about pizza, also too!

    Aja -I admit that I have been baiting her, hoping for a meltdown!

    Ihertfashion -Me too. xo

    Juri -Don’t try to get everyone excited about your big yellow dick. That won’t work; we are far too savvy.

    WendyB -Thank you, promise accepted.

    fashion herald. YAY, good boycotting!

    David -She’s including your good self in her post about me! Something about how fiercely loyal she is. Haha!

    Hammie -Yes!! A pink starfish would be adorable!

  17. annemarie says:

    Cracker Barrel doesn’t like the gays? For fuck’s sake. What is all the gay-hate about? It’s so bizarre and irrational that it’s hard to believe that people who feel that way are actually socially relevant.

    I hate Urban Outfitters. Their stuff is crap and over-priced.

    That Crazy Russian is a total Bitchovsky. I hope she reads this.


  18. HelOnWheels says:

    Hey Duff, Since you insist on a Russian joke, here you go:

    Стоит мужик на улице и продает рубли. Просит за один рубль 98 копеек.
    Очередь страшная. Подходит второй мужик и говорит:
    – Че делаешь?
    – Рубль за 98 копеек продаю.
    – А смысл? Прибыль-то где?
    – Прибыль? Прибыль… хрен ее знает, но оборот бешеный.

    And no fair trying to use the on-line translation tools. It’s best in Russian since humor, like poetry, doesn’t translate, you govno. Go away now.

  19. Bex says:

    meh. urban outfitters stuff is overpriced anyways.

  20. David Duff says:

    Actually, ‘HelOnWheels’, that was rather a witty response, made me smile, which is so rare these days I thought I’d developed a rictus! But I’d still like to read a Russian joke (in English), something that makes them fall over – and I don’t mean vodka.

    I know next to nothing about Russians, never having met one, but thanks to the wonders of Blogdom I have now discovered one thing, they appear to be very, very sensitive little souls, given to instant flare-ups at any imagined slight, a bit like Italians, really. How odd!

  21. HelOnWheels says:

    Ahahahaha! Oh, Duff, you will not get a flare-up out of me this time. But, I must say, you’re quite the bigot, aren’t you.

  22. David Duff says:

    We’re all ‘bigots’, ‘HOW’, because everyone thinks everyone else with whom they disagree is a bigot – so it must be true!

    I say, is that a Russian joke? It has a sort of melancholy, fatalistic, Chekhovian irony to it, don’t you think?

  23. HelOnWheels says:

    “We’re all ‘bigots’, ‘HOW’, because everyone thinks everyone else with whom they disagree is a bigot – so it must be true!”

    That’s not why I called you a bigot, Duff. Maybe that was the wrong word. Is “racist” better? Maybe “chauvinist”? How about “jingoist”? Pick any of those because I believe they apply to you based on your previous comments and fantasy that all people belonging to a certain ethnic/national group act/think alike.

  24. Imelda Matt says:

    Fuck I love the crazy Russian…as for the tee, when UO stores are fire being bombed don’t come looking for me!

  25. WaikikiCane says:

    finally watching this season's MadMen finale. damn that Betty. could I dislike her more?

  26. Increasingly, I feel like that single mom on MadMen among my married friends and neighbors. It's like they all think I hate men or marriage.

  27. nicole naef says:

    I’m the king of corruption, the duke of deception.

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