Urban Outfitters Explains Offensive Kent State Sweatshirt

In the story that can't seem to go away, the saga of the controversial “blood-stained” Kent State University sweatshirt continues. Now Urban Outfitters has decided to tell its side of the story.

Twitter exploded with negative comments after the Philadelphia retailer released a red-colored, “vintage” sweatshirt on Monday, which many saw as a clear reference to the 1970 massacre on the university’s campus that left four dead, nine injured and the nation reeling. Many argued that the red blotches were intended to be blood stains.

And, although Urban Outfitters quickly pulled the sweatshirt from its catalog and issued an apology, it looks like the retailer hadn’t anticipated the uproar it caused, issuing a statement to explain the story behind it. Read full story here.

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