"In the 20,000 products that comprise our assortment, there are styles that represent humor, satire, and hyperbole," Urban Outfitters said in a statement. From flasks that say "F%*@ My Liver" to an all-over pill pattern pullover, they're certainly not shying away from taboo subjects. Ironically, they even sell a T-shirt that says "Mugs not drugs."
The protesters make a good point. Items like these might not glorify the use and abuse of drugs, but they aren't necessarily saying they're bad, either. They're exaggerations of the reality they pulled inspiration from, which, in this case isn't the smartest thing considering the CDC's statistic that one person dies from an overdose every 19 minutes. On that note, Urban has agreed to stop production on certain products in their selection. Plus, who would want to take a shot out of a syringe and ruin your new $100 pre-faded floral dress, anyway? (CNN)
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