Urban Outfitters has decided to pull a t-shirt that many in Israel and in the American Jewish Community viewed as praising violence in Gaza. The t-shirt depicts 3 Palestinian youth holding firearms with the Palestinian flag nearby over the word “victimized”. The shirt was created by Los Angeles designer Fashion Jive and was sold online for $25. Urban Outfitters Store Operations Manager Stacey Strober released a statement addressing the issue:
“Please understand that we do not buy items to provoke controversy or to intentionally offend. We have pulled this item in all of our locations and will no longer be selling it online either.”
No stranger to controversy in the fashion arena, Urban Outfitters once sold a shirt with a slogan that said, “Everybody Loves a Jewish Girl,” surrounded by dollar signs and shopping bags.