Urban Outfitters CEO

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Urban Outfitters CEO

Voir Voir
So, I've been seeing this thing going around Tumblr about the Urban Outfitters CEO.
I posted this here because, while the title may not say so, it does pertain to LGBT issues and Women's Rights issues |:

Apparently the CEO donated almost 20 grand to Rick Santorum (and we all know what a shining example of decent human being he is =o= not sarcasm)

Apparently the store has also refused to sell clothing with any sort of LGBT friendly logo/design/saying etc. on it as well as selling women's clothing with derogatory statements such as "eat less" ( was the sample given in the post I've seen)

According to this same thing they've also sold fur marked as being fake that was actually taken from domestic dogs. I mean WTF?

I've never shopped here, and now , even if all of this isn't true, the fact that the CEO supports Santorum is enough to convince me my money is better spent elsewhere. I don't want to pay for a complete moron to be elected president |:

Your thoughts? Do any of you shop at Urban Outfitters?
03/31/2012
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Quote:
Originally posted by Voir
So, I've been seeing this thing going around Tumblr about the Urban Outfitters CEO.
I posted this here because, while the title may not say so, it does pertain to LGBT issues and Women's Rights issues |:

Apparently the CEO donated ...
Woh. I'm now ashamed of myself for shopping there so much in high school.
No more, then.

BTW, Anthropologie is a sister company of U.O.
04/01/2012
GONE! GONE!
I refuse to shop with them for these reasons. I also refuse to shop at American Outfitters for my issues with them. Yet I feel like a hypocrite because I still shop at bargain stores that have questionable morals.
04/01/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
No, I live in France and there was none UO store there before a certain time. Thanks for making us know, though.
04/01/2012
Voir Voir
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
I refuse to shop with them for these reasons. I also refuse to shop at American Outfitters for my issues with them. Yet I feel like a hypocrite because I still shop at bargain stores that have questionable morals.
Yeah but we gotta get clothes somewhere lol
It's really annoying that people are even trying to use fckn CLOTHES to shove their non-existent "morals" down other people's throat >.<
04/01/2012
u u
Quote:
Originally posted by Voir
So, I've been seeing this thing going around Tumblr about the Urban Outfitters CEO.
I posted this here because, while the title may not say so, it does pertain to LGBT issues and Women's Rights issues |:

Apparently the CEO donated ...
Well, I'm never going to now!
04/01/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
I have to admit I have shopped at UO and Anthropologie before. Tend to be a little too pricey for what I'm really wanting to pay, but this sort of stuff is pretty unfortunate and definitely makes me rethink heading into a store.
04/01/2012
humblepie humblepie
I have shopped there for non-clothing items, and my sister loves their clothes with a passion. I've avoided shopping there since I saw that post, but she doesn't care and continues to support them. Honestly, I think that if you look closely at almost any big company you'll see stuff like this, which is a shame.

Here link is an article about some of the issues the company's been having in the last year, for those who are interested.

edit: link here's a snopes thing about that tumblr post.
04/01/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Voir
So, I've been seeing this thing going around Tumblr about the Urban Outfitters CEO.
I posted this here because, while the title may not say so, it does pertain to LGBT issues and Women's Rights issues |:

Apparently the CEO donated ...
I never liked shopping at Urban Outfitters. Things there are way over priced for the craftsmanship. I'd rather pay more to shop at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales or Saks with better brands, better customer service, better return policy and a lot better made products.

For the same reason, I don't shop at Anthropologie
04/01/2012
butts butts
Thanks for the heads up, I've never shopped there, but now I never will.
04/02/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
thank you for letting us know! i've never shopped at UO or Anthropologie either, but i never will now either! and i'll let people know. this is so dumb.
04/02/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I had no idea about this. It's shocking, really. I used to shop at UO occasionally, if they were having a good sale, but I plan to stop that!
04/02/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I tend to only shop at thrift stores anyway.
There are so many stores with similar types of clothing that it doesn't make that much of a difference if I choose to shop elsewhere, because I can still find the same clothing.
04/02/2012
voenne voenne
I had no clue. I've only ever bought maybe 2 things from UO. I disliked shopping there to begin with, and now I won't waste my time.
04/02/2012
Voir Voir
To everyone;

Wow :0 didn't realize it was such an unknown topic hehe glad to inform though. I' sure other companies have similar issues; I think I remember an article oh Yahoo about Sears putting out a shirt for girls that had a saying on it which the writer found to imply girls should be pretty not smart. Oh yeah! "I don't have to do my homework my brother does it for me because I'm beautiful" or something along those lines (idk it's been months since I saw it xD) Annd it raised a big issue about similar types of clothing they'd sold and were putting out. I think the shirt was recalled and such because of the negative response it got though (which is good that they listened and responded to dislike instead of supporting ignorance/oppression and outdated stereotypes).

ANYWHO! I'm with a lot of people haha I've never seen or been in an Urban Outfitters nor heard of many of the other places mentioned here except for Nordstorm. I think the closest I come to namebrand stuff are the Vans and Urban Pipeline shorts I bought from Kohls xD I do have some Hollister/A&F jeans though... hard to find sizes small enough to fit me in other stores >.< I tend to shop for look rather than brand and go for economic prices. Heh. I just thought I'd post about UO 'cuz an old roommate of mine always went on and on about how much she loved UO and American Apparel, and heard quite a few of my college mates mentioning them in passing so I figured it was probably relatively popular for peeps around my age.
04/02/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I always hate when I have to narrow down the places I buy cloths for political reasons. I can already only shop a few places because of my small size.
04/21/2012
Crystal1 Crystal1
I'm already against them for other reasons. They've been in the news several times for stealing designs from independent designers and mass-marketing them.

There was also quite an uproar last year because of some "Navajo panties" they were selling. The Navajos were not-so-thrilled to see sacred patterns used flippantly, and the trademarked Navajo name used with none of the proceeds going to the tribe. I was so-so on the issue itself, but the way the UO higher-ups handled the situation was horrid. (I'm doing a terrible job of explaining it. There are a lot of good news articles online, though. One is here.)

It's a bummer, though, because they carry a lot of cute things.
04/21/2012
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