One Million Moms (OMM), an organization who we suspect/hope has nowhere near one million supporters, has a new target for its homophobic rage. After failing to get Ellen DeGeneres–a LESBIAN–removed as JC Penney’s spokesperson, they’re turning their wrath on Urban Outfitters (who seems to always be offending someone).
The controversy involves the picture at left, which features two girls kissing in a “face holding embrace!” according to the latest OMM alert. It continues, “The content is offensive and inappropriate for a teen who is the company’s target customer.” And they’re asking supporters to boycott the retailer: “Tell them you will also no longer shop at their stores if you hear this type of advertising continues.”
Of course, UO isn’t exactly a strident supporter of LGBT rights. As The Advocate points out, the company’s president, Richard Hayne, donated thousands of dollars to Rick Santorum’s senatorial campaign, and famously declined to share his views on homosexuality. That being said, Urban Outfitters has also sold t-shirts in support of marriage equality that they subsequently removed because people complained.
Does Urban Outfitters just want attention?