So, Urban Outfitters does it again. Trying to sell tasteless "vintage" shirts (or a shirt), this time with a painful touch from a recent past in American history. I think by now and all their other "mishaps" are done on purpose to garner attention from the public. "Look at me! I'm being unnecessarily edgey using shock tactics!"
This snippet was taken from the Business Insider page where I found the article:
"It was never our intention to allude to the tragic events that took place at Kent State in 1970 and we are extremely saddened that this item was perceived as such," the company wrote in a statement. Urban says the red stains (definitely not blood) are from natural discoloration and the holes are from regular wear and tear.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/urban-outfitters-kent-state-sweatshirt-bloodstain-2014-9#ixzz3DQ7TIdvE
They claim the holes are from normal wear and tear... but this shirt is manufactured to look like that! And no one, LIKE NO ONE said, "Hey, this school suffered a tragedy way back when... maybe this is a lil tasteless?" A quick google search could clear up a thing or two ya'know! Maybe that is just their gimmick.
I think their meetings go like this:
Person 1:"Let's come out with something shitty over and over again to upset a different group of people."
Person 2:"...Then when people get too red in the face, just take it off the market! What do you guys think?"
Person 1: "Sounds like a plan! lulz"
Everyone else: "YAY!!11!!"
Person 1: "Sooo... What offensive thing should we produce next?"
I am expecting something new and tasteless to come out from Urban Outfitters before this time next year. Let's see if my prediction and psychic abilities prove me right!