Urban Outfitters Pulls ‘Lord Ganesh’ Socks From Stores After Upsetting Hindus

Urban Outfitters Pulls ‘Lord Ganesh’ Socks From Stores After Upsetting Hindus

This is an example of just one of the several “offensive” apparel items that Urban Outfitters has had to remove from its shelves after offending a group of people. The issue with having an international brand is that if a product is being developed and manufactured in one country, there could be cultural differences and barriers that are not understood about accepted norms in other parts of the world.

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2 thoughts on “Urban Outfitters Pulls ‘Lord Ganesh’ Socks From Stores After Upsetting Hindus

  1. I sometimes wonder if Urban Outfitters intentionally markets offensive products to get their name out there and to maintain their edgy image. This has happened with the socks, the Kent State sweatshirt, a shirt with a symbol resembling a star of david à la WWII, a tshirt saying “Eat Less,” and so on.

  2. I agree with the comment above that it almost seems like they do it on purpose. I think what they don’t realize is their continued offensive behavior is starting to turn people off and not want to buy their products. I think the company seriously needs to turn things around if they want to have any longevity in the industry because society is becoming increasingly culturally aware and this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated for long. I no longer view these scandals or controversies as “mistakes”. If you need another reason to question the company read my post about their pop up salon, that will turn you off for sure.

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