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Urban Outfitters under fire by Anti Defamation League

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Urban Outfitters sparked outrage with this tapestry. Urban Outfitters sparked outrage with this tapestry.
KHQ.com - Clothing company Urban Outfitters is being called out by a Jewish civil rights group for a tapestry the store is selling.


The Anti Defamation League says the tapestry, with grey and white stripes and pink triangles is similar to clothing warn by gay prisoners in Nazi concentration camps.


“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 Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor in a release “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.”


ADL says it's not the first time Urban Outfitters has come under fire for using Holocaust imagery. In 2012, the group sent a letter to the company regarding a T-shirt with a yellow Star of David.


What do you think? Is this an honest mistake or is Urban Outfitters pushing the limits of fashion too far?

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