Remove ‘Auschwitz chic’ T-Shirt from stores/online
  • Petitioned Urban Outfitters

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Remove ‘Auschwitz chic’ T-Shirt from stores/online

    1. Jackson Richman
    2. Petition by

      Jackson Richman

      Evanston, IL

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May 2012

Victory

From Petition Creator Jackson Richman: "Urban Outfitters has officially removed the shirt from its stores and online catalog. To see the catalog and what the shirt looks like, click the link below. Hatred doesn't belong in this world especially in retailers. Thank you to everyone for signing this petition!! We surely stated our viewpoint ot Urban Outfitters!"

American clothing company Urban Outfitters is courting controversy over a T-shirt bearing a six-pointed star resembling the one Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis. This Urban Outfitters T-shirt has been labeled 'Auschwitz chic' and retails for $100. The “patchwork Star of David on the left breast pocket… harkens back to 1930s and 40s Europe,” the Canada Free Press suggested, sarcastically describing the look as “Auschwitz chic.” While the star itself is blue, the “vintage yellow color” of the rest of the shirt will look familiar to students of Nazi Germany, the article notes. The shirt, which has already been denounced by the Anti-Defamation League, is hardly the first Urban Outfitters item to earn objections. Previous pieces sold by the chain have offended Navajos and African-Americans, among others. The store also generated anger in 2004 with a shirt bearing the words “Everybody Loves a Jewish Girl” surrounded by dollar signs and shopping bags.

Tell Urban Outfitters that this is not okay and that hate doesn't belong on the store racks.

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    1. VICTORY!!

      Jackson Richman
      Petition Organizer

      Urban Outfitters has officially removed the shirt from its stores and online catalog.
      To see the catalog and what the shirt looks like, click the link below.
      Hatred doesn't belong in this world especially in retailers.
      Thank you to everyone for signing this petition!! We surely stated our viewpoint ot Urban Outfitters!

    2. Reached 2,500 signatures

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    • Rachel Hamovitch FLAGSTAFF, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is one of the most offensive things I have ever seen. The people at Urban Outfitters obviously have no respect for the pain and suffering of the Jewish people who anyone else who has been oppressed.

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    • Netta Lander LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is a highly offensive garment of clothing that promotes the suffering of millions of people.

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    • Kate Bruce OGDEN, UT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Disgusting display of insensitivity!!

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    • Erez Zobs TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Im Jewish and this is just not write

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    • Alex Green ANN ARBOR, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is absurd, offensive, and ignorant.

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