We know Urban Outfitters sometimes makes shirts with stupid sayings, but this one really takes the cake - The mega-chain had to halt sales of a certain new tee after pretty much everybody reacted in outrage. The shirt features a Palestinian boy (which can be deduced by the Palestinian flag and map of Palestinian territories next to him), crouched, holding a large gun with a couple friends behind him doing the same, with the word "Victimized" beneath him, and "Fresh Jive" above him (the shirt was actually designed by Fresh Jive, a company out of LA), and a white dove near the top. Urban has come out and said that they didn't mean to upset anyone, and have pulled the shirt from shelves and their website completely. Fresh Jive has this response to criticism on their site. But no word on why they apparently thought this was funny or ironic or whatever they thought in the first place.
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Underage Model's Parents Suing Urban Outfitters and Photog For Using 'Salacious' Photos, Here is the Shoot in Question--Are They Really That Bad?
The media has barely had time to cool down since the recent outpouring of outrage for 10-year-old model Thylane Blondeau's suggestive French Vogue spread and, more recently, our discovery of Jours après Lunes, a lingerie line for young girls. Already, another instance of an underage model being photographed in a questionable manner has caught the media's attention. However, this time, it's because the parents of said model are taking action. Hailey, now 16, is a successful working model and has since starred in editorials for Vogue Russia, Vogue China and T Style, as well as campaigns for Gucci, Zara, Jill Stuart, DSquared and others. Her parents are suing Urban Outfitters for selling merchandise printed with pictures of her taken last April when she was 15 that they feel are sexually suggestive. They are also suing the photographer, Jason Lee Perry and two other stores and seeking damages exceeding $28 million. What confuses us is that, according to the Daily News, "her parents knew about the photo session but did not give permission to use the pictures." Hmm.