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    Anti-Defamation League rips Urban Outfitters for Star of David look-alike shirt

    By Alex Dickinson Monday, April 23, 2012



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    The $100 T-shirt was called “extremely distasteful and offensive.”

    Urban Outfitters intends to ride out the controversy over its newest garment — a T-shirt imprinted with a symbol that resembles a Star of David, which Jews had to wear in Nazi Europe.

    The trendy fashion chain is under fire from the Anti-Defamation League for its $100 “Wood Wood Kellog Tee” because the patch on the left breast pocket looks like the yellow Star of David, which Adolf Hitler used to mark Jews for persecution and extermination during World War II. Six million Jews died in the Holocaust.

    “We find this use of symbolism to be extremely distasteful and offensive and are outraged that your company would make this product available to your customers,” league regional director Barry Morrison wrote to Urban Outfitters CEO Richard Hayne.

    The league demanded Urban Outfitters stop selling the shirt and issue an apology for its insensitivity. The shirt was still for sale on the chain’s website last night. Urban Outfitters did not return requests from The Daily for comment.

    In his letter, released Thursday on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Morrison called the T-shirt “a new low” for Urban Outfitters. He wrote: “The League has communicated with Urban Outfitters on numerous occasions over the years regarding a variety of projects that have, ‘tread on the feelings and reinforced stereotypes of various groups — Christians, blacks, and Irish, Mexican, and Jewish-Americans … the list goes on’ .”

    Last month, Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., criticized the chain for a range of Irish-themed clothing with such slogans as “Kiss Me I’m Drunk, Or Irish, Or Whatever” and “Irish I Were Drunk.” One figure of a person vomiting
    came with the slogan: “Irish yoga.

    The Navajo Nation sued Urban Outfitters this year over clothing and accessories that resemble traditional garb.



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    Meanwhile, the fact that these goniffs are selling a t shirt for $100 passes under the radar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Meanwhile, the fact that these goniffs are selling a t shirt for $100 passes under the radar.
    Had to look up and see what a goniff was....

    I wouldn't think they are selling very many of them; most of their Tees are priced at 25 bucks or so.
    But since they did price it at 100$, surely you don't think that is anyone's business but their own. Price controls on Tee shirts? No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    Had to look up and see what a goniff was....

    I wouldn't think they are selling very many of them; most of their Tees are priced at 25 bucks or so.
    But since they did price it at 100$, surely you don't think that is anyone's business but their own. Price controls on Tee shirts? No.
    A goniff is not necessarily breaking the law. It's largely an invective.
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    Sorry, don't see the correlation. In fact, the star on the concentration camp cap looks more like a sheriff's badge:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Meanwhile, the fact that these goniffs are selling a t shirt for $100 passes under the radar.
    That was my first thought. Then I thought what the hell if anyone is stupid enough to pay that price for a $4 garment more power to them.
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

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    There were a number of different patterns.

    Here are a couple of versions of what was worn in the camps:





    This version was worn in Germany prior to the deportations:



    The placement of the star on the left side of the chest on the bright yellow background is pretty obviously meant to evoke the stars worn during the Holocaust.
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    I can understand The outcry to a certain extent. Then again I know a couple Concentration camp survivors that still carry the Tattooed numbers on their arm as a sign of rememberance to never forget the tragedies carried out by the Nazis.
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    There were a number of different patterns.

    Here are a couple of versions of what was worn in the camps:





    This version was worn in Germany prior to the deportations:



    The placement of the star on the left side of the chest on the bright yellow background is pretty obviously meant to evoke the stars worn during the Holocaust.
    Sorry, Ody, but I think it's a real stretch to connect the Magen David with what, to me at least, is clearly this:



    I think perhaps someone tied their Tefillin too tight.
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