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Urban Outfitters Under Fire for ‘Holocaust Garb’

Store’s grey and white-striped tapestry with pink triangle does look familiar

Stephanie Butnick
February 10, 2015
Urban Outfitters' tapestry resembling a concentration camp uniform. (ADL)

Urban Outfitters’ tapestry resembling a concentration camp uniform. (ADL)

Urban Outfitters, that bastion of pre-teen fashion angst and Coachella-ready crop tops, has come under fire for hawking a dorm room-ready tapestry that looks a whole lot like a concentration camp uniform. It even has a pink triangle on it, the Nazi designation assigned to gay men and affixed to their concentration camp uniforms.

Have we learned nothing from the Zara striped kids’ pajama shirt with yellow star debacle of 2014?

“Whether intentional or not, this gray and white stripped pattern and pink triangle combination is deeply offensive and should not be mainstreamed into popular culture,” said the ADL’s Abraham H. Foxman, who called for the store to pull the item from its shelves and online store.

Your move, Urban Outfitters.

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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