This Tee shirt is causing a stir. Do we need to ask why?
This week we had Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust day of remembrance. This is a picture of the star that Jews were forced to wear to identify them:
I cannot understand the reasoning of Urban to not only select a six pointed star for the pocket but WHY place the star on the pocket? Why is the shirt the exact color yellow as the star worn by millions of Jews during the Holocaust?
The Anti Defamation League issued the following statement to the company:
"We find this use of symbolism to be extremely distasteful and offensive, and are outraged that your company would make this product available to your customers."
I beg the question: Why? Why is this a design that they deemed necessary to sell. Are they looking to offend people? Clearly this was done with thought. What were those thoughts?
The tee shirt retails on the Urban Outfitters web site for $100. That alone begs a question as to why. $100 for a tee shirt. An offensive, what were they thinking tee shirt. It's name is "Wood Wood Kellog". I have no idea what the name represents but I would like to know.
Memories of the Holocaust were relived this week. We spread the message to never forget. But I have a news flash for the big wigs at Urban: This is NOT how we want to remember.