Just so everyone knows, all of these “horrible” things that happen at Urban Outfitters are mistakes made by human beings. We’re not a baby-eating, woman-hating, teeth-baring machine that attempts to hurt people’s feelings or make light of serious and traumatic events. We are a group of human beings who occasionally make mistakes. For some reason or another, the entire internet likes to point out how fallible we are, making the world turn against the brand. If you’d like to buy into the hatred, go ahead, but it would be a much easier life to live without all the anger, no?
That being said… I strongly believe that buyers should be sensitive to potentially harmful or offensive product, however “subtle” or “irrelevant” or “unimportant” some think it is. I actually think all new hires should be required to take some kind of seminar on global awareness and being socially conscious.
…and of course you’re allowed to be angry that some dipshit developed or designed or bought a t-shirt that said “Eat Less” (believe me, it makes me fucking angry), but just take it in stride that we are imperfect humans and I can only hope all of us who make mistakes learn from them.