By Chelsea Karnash
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia-based clothing company has come under fire yet again, this time for a “tapestry” on its website.
On Monday, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on Urban Outfitters to remove the item, which they say is “eerily reminiscent” of the types of uniforms homosexual male prisoners were forced to wear in Nazi concentration camps.
The tapestry, which is gray and white striped with a pink triangle, is being called “deeply offensive” by the ADL, whose National Director is also a Holocaust survivor.
“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,” says National Director Abraham H. Foxman.
It seems some Twitter users agree:
As of Tuesday afternoon, the supposedly offensive item did not appear to be for sale anymore on the Urban Outfitters website.
In the past, Urban Outfitters has sparked controversy with a t-shirt some felt mocked depression, as well as a sweatshirt emblazoned with Kent State University and splattered with what looked like bloodstains.