Listed on Urban Outfitters’ website yesterday: a blood-spattered — ahem, “vintage” — Kent State sweatshirt.
Probably just a coincidence.
The $129 sweatshirt is now sold out, though the site promised it was an extremely limited run, so “get it or regret it.” It is now up on EBay for $550.
This has been “today in poor sweater ideas.” See this month’s previous entry.
UPDATE: Urban Outfitters apologized, in a sorry-your-unfashionable-mind-made-any-historical-connection sort of way:
Urban Outfitters sincerely apologizes for any offense our Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt may have caused. It (cont) http://t.co/o3oKyPJFu8
— Urban Outfitters (@UrbanOutfitters) September 15, 2014
Urban Outfitters sincerely apologizes for any offense our Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt may have caused. 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 one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection. There is no blood on this shirt nor has this item been altered in any way. The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray. Again, we deeply regret that this item was perceived negatively and we have removed it immediately from our website to avoid further upset.
[h/t and image BuzzFeed]
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