Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wicked tapestry

Urban Outfitters has once again angered consumers with one of its designs, this time with a tapestry that closely resembles a Nazi concentration camp uniform forced upon male gay prisoners during the Holocaust.

Anti-Defamation League, an organization dedicated to fighting antisemitism, issued a statement yesterday calling for Urban Outfitters to stop selling the tapestry; which is not listed on the retailer's website, but was photographed at a store in Boulder, Colorado.

'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,' said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL's national director and a Holocaust survivor.

The tapestry in question does not currently appear on Urban Outfitters' website, but a store clerk from its Boulder store told The Daily Dot she 'recalled seeing it sold in the last few months' but added it was no longer available.

Urban Outfitters' other tapestry designs retail for between $39 and $69, and are described as being 'the perfect piece for topping off your bed, wall, or favorite chair', or used as a 'beach or picnic blanket'


These activists would have a fit in India -- with swastikas everywhere


Anonymous said...

"Native Americans" also use the swastika in their decorations. Of course, their ancestors came from Asia long before ours came from Europe.

Bird of Paradise said...

In some religions the Swastika is a religious symbol