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5 thoughts on “Urban Outfitters Controversy

  1. domestications bedspreads

    I want to add, most Vets do not get much education on nutrition while in school.

  2. bsummers

    This shirt is one of the most tasteless things I’ve ever seen. What sort of soulless monsters would try to make a joke and a buck about innocent college students being gunned down by their own govts’ military for the crime of speaking out against an unjust war? This is an afront on so many levels…

    Everyone associated with this should be shackled and made to pubicly apologize to the victims families.

    • Jordan Foltz

      Not a good joke—but is the shirt intended as a joke? I guess it all depends on the intent of the person who’s wearing it. Is it equally wrong to wear a twin towers shirt? Remember 9/11? Some company in that situation is also profiting off of an atrocity. If someone is wearing the Kent State shirt because they want to make a statement that our government is capable and willing to commit atrocities, then perhaps the shirt is serving an important purpose. While Urban Outfitters profiting off of this is lamentable, the political statement that it has the potential to create is important. And since it will likely be the young millenials who wear it, maybe it will spur an interest to look into what happened at Kent State and get an important piece of American history.

  3. Big Al

    I am a little miffed that UO stole my idea, sort of.

    As a proud veteran, I get sick of the way that aging hippies tend to use the Kent State Massacre as a conversational bludgeon against all veterans of the Vietnam era. Just to piss them off, I have been tempted to refer to it as “the Battle of Kent State”, but never have actually done so because I have more respect for the victims of the tragedy than I have contempt for the hippies’ pretentiousness.

    But some days, it is a close contest.

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