Bloody Hell: Urban Outfitters Selling ‘Vintage’ Red-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt
The “vintage Kent State” sweatshirt with red blotches is for sale in the women’s section of the Urban Outfitters’ website. It must have been in high demand because it’s sold out, according to Buzzfeed.
Twitter users blasted the company for its insensitivity in selling an item citing a university nationally known as the site of the May 4, 1970 deaths of four students by the Ohio National Guard during Vietnam War protests, Cleveland.com reports.
[su_center_ad]The description on the store’s website for the $129 sweatshirt reads, Washed soft and perfectly broken in, this vintage Kent State sweatshirt is cut in a loose, slouchy fit. Excellent vintage condition. We only have one, so get it or regret it.!”
And it’s now being sold on Ebay for a $550 opening bid or a ‘buy it now’ price of $2,500.
Tweets of the day:
Urban Outfitters are selling a “vintage” Kent State jumper, blood splatters and all. Nothing says “hip” like murder. pic.twitter.com/tq63ONAniq
— cory zanoni (@cjzanoni) September 15, 2014
.@UrbanOutfitters when does your Columbine inspired line of blood splattered trench coats come out?
— Sarcastic Prick (@RlCHIE) September 15, 2014
H/T: My buddy @TomCinmidlife with thanks.