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

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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.

Sweet Patellas, Babe

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Sweet Patellas, Babe
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I've always been something of a "floating bone" person myself.

You Missed a Spot!

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You Missed a Spot!
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Hang on, I've got an emergency shirt in my bag for just this sort of occasion!

Perfect Fit!

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Perfect Fit!
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I hate it when I forget the roll of frozen dough in the car like that...

Heel Logic

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Heel Logic
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And by "better you feel" you mean "after you plant your face on the ground"?

After "Live Strong" We Had to Go Somewhere...

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After "Live Strong" We Had to Go Somewhere...
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Not pictured: "Hott Stuffz," "Melts In Your Mouth," "Moped," "Toot it and Boot It," and "Ohio State Rodeo Champion 1998."