Urban Outfitters Sells Kent State University Dead Student Fashions
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.
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