Remove the window display in the 183 E. Houston Street, NY, NY 10002 store.
  • Petitioned American Apparel, Inc

This petition was delivered to:

Dov Charney, CEO and Ryan Holiday, Marketing Director
American Apparel, Inc

Remove the window display in the 183 E. Houston Street, NY, NY 10002 store.

    1. Leeanne Atkins
    2. Petition by

      Leeanne Atkins

      Hamilton Township, NJ

The Vodoun-themed window display, using faux sacred Fon iconography, is culturally insensitive, as it insinuates that a world religion that has been viciously and incorrectly maligned for centuries is "spooky" and upholds the specious belief that African and African-derived religion and culture are "seasonally appropriate" to sell Autumn/Hallowe'en-inspired items.

Photo credit:  Rosella Molinu

To:
American Apparel, Inc, Dov Charney, CEO and Ryan Holiday, Marketing Director
Remove the window display in the 183 E. Houston Street, NY, NY 10002 store.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      • 6 months ago

      it is a sacred religion and not a joke not a joke to be treated as such

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    • Renny Reep SEATTLE, WA
      • 8 months ago

      This window display is racist and exploitative in its extreme culturally insensitivity.

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    • kathryn clark GRANBY, MA
      • 8 months ago

      All religious beliefs should be respected. Please consider changing your display in order to not offend.

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    • Diane Raymond NASHUA, NH
      • 8 months ago

      This is ignorant and offensive.

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    • helen carvell AUSTIN, TX
      • 8 months ago

      Justice demands it.

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