the greatest conundrum in life is whether or not the adorableness of a kitten gently reaching up touch your face outweighs the fact that those tiny cute paws were walking in the litterbox 30 seconds ago
UO does horrible, offensive things all the time; take a look if you don’t believe me. This time, though, it’s personal.
That kid up there, Bill Schroeder, was killed at Kent State. He was a friend of my father’s. They were in ROTC together. If it hadn’t been for a single meaningless choice, a roll of the dice, it could’ve been my dad instead of him.
I will give a free digital comic to ANYONE who publicly pledges to boycott UO and its subsidiary brands, Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN, and Terrain.
They’re not selling the shirt anymore, and they’ve apologized (unconvincingly). The next group of people they dehumanize might not happen to include me. But it’s a sure bet they’re going to keep on being a moral cesspool. The best thing you and I can do, as far as I can figure it, is not shop there, and tell other people not to shop there.
Here’s some info about the comic you’ll get. You can pledge here by reblogging, you can tweet @kwirick, or you can pledge on Facebook. I’ll send you the discount code.
Urban Outfitters made Bill Schroeder a joke. I want to introduce you to him as a person.
I am never sure why I’m perpetually shocked at the depths to which Urban Outfitters stoop, since it happens all the time. Yet each time they find some new and creative way to be utter dirtbags.
I would already never purchase anything from UO and swear under my breath whenever I see their store down in NoHo. I find them disgusting beyond words and would never want to meet any of their designers in a million years or else I may tell them how I feel until I’m red in the face. But I didn’t realize Anthropologie and Free People were also owned by UO and, though I generally can’t afford that sort, I do frequently window shop and indulge in wishful thinking.
Well, not anymore I’m not.
This is just disgusting. I’m horrified and at the same time not at all surprised.