Urban Outfitters Attempted to Sell a "Vintage, One of a Kind" Sweater That Reminded Everyone of a Bloody Protest Battle

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Though the shirt has been removed from their site (or sold out), Urban Outfitters got into hot water this weekend for this stained and damaged "vintage" Kent State sweater. The historically-minded among you will recognize Kent State as the site of a Vietnam War protest in 1970 that ended with the police shooting of four student protesters.

Urban Outfitters claims that the item's appearance is due to aging, stains, and miscoloration, though obviously it looks more than a little like the violent aftermath of the protest itself. Their official statement on the sweater doesn't help their case much:

TL;DR: Company known for ripping off art designs, pandering to bratty youths, and doing attention-grabbing things to gain publicity among other attention-grabbing bratty youths acts according to form. Carry on.

Lions Tigers and, Bears Want to Attack Your Fashion Sense With These "Pre-Chewed" Denim Jeans

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Having ripped jeans has been a fashion statement of danger and toughness in the past but it has never been more legit until now.

The Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Japan recently took part in an unusual fundraiser: sell jeans that have been gnawed on by their lions, tigers and bears. Large sheets of denim were wrapped around objects like tires, logs and rubber balls for the animals to chew on. The deliberately torn material was then sewn into what they're calling "Zoo Jeans" and are to be sold at auction to raise money for the animals. No price has been set for the jeans.

The "Clothes for Cats Collection" Finally Gives Kitties a Chance to Dress Like Humans!

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Some of us sport a kitty-patterned tee shirt with sincere love and admiration for the feline kind, while others just dig that groovy cat style for an ironic fashion statement. Regardless of whether you're pledging allegiance to cats or just trying to look good, there's finally a line of hip threads for felines that turns the trendy tables and puts human faces on the furry ones!

Cheezburger has partnered up with the fine folks at Betabrand to bring you the Clothes for Cats Collection. No longer will people be the only ones to dress up like the animals they love! It's finally time to celebrate the common bond between cats and humans and provide a way to express that kinship in a way that never existed before.

custom cat structures You think your cat is just chasing that string for entertainment? A little known fact: Cats are the most body-conscious creatures on the planet. These Crop Tops and Muscle Tees allow them to show off their perfectly sculpted figures at last.

custom cat structures Cat-styled onesies are all the rage for everyone from infants to octogenarians, all of whom can attest to the unbridled happiness that dressing like a different species can provide. With the Human Onesie, your beloved cat can now experience the same level of bliss!

custom cat structures When your cat wears a Human Shirt, all other cats will wonder if he actually loves people, or if he's just making an ironic fashion statement. Or is it, in fact, a post-ironic statement on the human condition?

To learn more about what this new feline fashion line has to offer and to place your order, visit Betabrand.com!

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