For Shame, Urban Outfitters
Jul 27, 2010
In the past, we’ve talked a lot about body image on this site because accepting your body, and focusing on health instead of weight, is a difficult thing for women to do. Women and young girls are bombarded with a myriad of societal pressures about how we look/eat, and it is so hard to find a quiet place inside yourself where you can love and appreciate your body. So no woman or girl needs anyone adding to the din…
and that is why bulls**T, like this tee shirt from Urban Outfitters, gets me so steamed.
Are you serious? “Eat Less?” That’s great. Way to embrace social responsibility. And while I would be happy to rip Urban apart with my bare hands, I don’t think the amount of cursing and swearing would be good for my image. So I’ll just let actress Sophia Bush do it for me…
To promote starvation? To promote anorexia, which leads to heart disease, bone density loss, and a slew of other health problems, not least of all psychological issues that NEVER go away? Shame on you. I will no longer be shopping at your stores. And I will encourage the tens of thousands of female supporters I have to do the same. I have fought to boycott BP. I never imagined I would also be boycotting affordable fashion.
I shop at the Urban in Chinatown a lot for gifts and tees, but I think I’m done. It’s too bad too, because I love the “Listen Jackass” notepads.