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Urban Outfitters Sells Kent State University Dead Student Fashions

by | 16th, September 2014

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URBAN Outfitters is delling a sweatshirt  “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt”. It’s splattered in red blotches that look a lot like blood stains.

Kent State is the place where on May 4, 1970 four students were gunned down by the Ohio National Guard during Vietnam War protests.

 

Ohio National Guardsmen throw tear gas at students across the campus lawn at Kent State University during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration at the university on May 7, 1970. The Guard killed four students and wounded nine. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.8648913

Ohio National Guardsmen throw tear gas at students across the campus lawn at Kent State University during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration at the university on May 7, 1970. The Guard killed four students and wounded many more.

 

 

 Ohio National Guardsmen patrol the empty Kent State University, Ohio campus after a three-day riot with students in this May 6, 1970 file photo. On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen fired on a crowd of anti-Vietnam War demonstrators, killing four and wounding ten.

Ohio National Guardsmen patrol the empty Kent State University, Ohio campus after a three-day riot with students in this May 6, 1970 file photo.

 

In a May 4, 1970 file photo, a group of youths cluster around a wounded person as Ohio National Guardsmen, wearing gas masks, hold their weapons in the background, on Kent State University campus in Kent, Ohio.

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Is it what the killed would have wanted?

Is the shirt made in Vietnam?

The University reacts:

“We take great offense to a company using our pain for their publicity and profit. This item is beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life that still hurts the Kent State community today.”

Urban Outfitters was foinded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. back in 1970. Maybe it’s going to revisit other momentous events from that year in its clothing. Ideas to consider:

 

Apline Knits: snow white wollens mixed with red ribbons to salute the avalanche at Val-d’Isère, France, that killed 39 tourists.

Diced carrot-motifed drainpipe jeans revisit Jimi Hendrix;s lat moments in London.

A range of garen hoes to recall the cuural ways of the Khmer Republic

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