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Urban Outfitters throw evokes the Holocaust

Company creates controversy yet again.

“We urge Urban Outfitters to immediately remove the product eerily reminiscent of clothing forced upon the victims of the Holocaust from their stores and online.”


Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, in a letter to Urban Outfitters president and CEO Richard Hayne. Foxman, a Holocaust survivor, wrote to the clothing store due to an item which contained a pink triangle set over gray and white stripes — a combination Foxman states closely resembles the clothing given to gay men in Nazi concentration camps.


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