Urban Outfitters Pulls Religiously Insensitive Socks

By Jared Shelly Philadelphia Business Journal
|  Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013  |  Updated 9:15 AM EDT
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Urban Outfitters Pulls Religiously Insensitive Socks

Urban Outfitters

You can no longer buy this on urbanoutfitters.com.

Urban Outfitters is no stranger to controversy.

This time, the Philadelphia-based retailer is feeling the heat over socks featuring the Hindu deity Ganesh. (They sell for $8 per pair or $20 for three pair.)

The President of the Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed released a statement asking for the socks to be removed from the site, according to multiple news sources.

"Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be wrapped around one's foot," the statement reads, according to the Huffington Post. Read more about this story at PBJ.com

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