UPDATE, January 2, 2013: The retail strategy team for Urban Outfitters responded to us tonight.
When we asked about the context of the shirt, here is what we were told:
—LU de SUNY Fredonia (@LatinosU) December 30, 2012
Others on Twitter also weighed in:
— Stephanie Balcacer (@rubyrednyc) December 30, 2012
Long live fashion racism. Granted, the shirt could be part of the store’s consignment section, but still… why even display it? A quick search at Urban Outfitters’ site does not include the shirt. We plan to reach out to UO for comment.