Urban Outfitters has come under fire for selling a line of Nazi-reminiscent tapestries resembling garments worn by gay men in Hitler’s concentration camps.
“Whether intentional or not, this gray and white striped pattern and pink triangle combination is deeply offensive and should not be mainstreamed into popular culture,” said Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, a nonprofit organization fighting anti-Semitism.
“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,” said Foxman, in a statement.
In 2014, the retailer apologized for selling a Kent State University sweatshirt decorated with pink splotches. Critics charged it was reminiscent of the 1970 confrontation on the campus between the National Guard and protesters that left four students dead.
Urban Outfitters has not immediately responded to the criticism.