Urban Outfitters slammed for tapestry some say resembles Nazi uniform

The Anti-Defamation League claims this tapestry sold by Urban Outfitters Inc. looks like uniforms gay male prisoners wore in Nazi concentration camps. (Anti-Defamation League)

Urban Outfitters has once again upset customers with one of its designs.

This time, it's a tapestry that's under fire after a group claimed the design resembles a Nazi concentration camp uniform worn by gay male prisoners during the Holocaust, Bloomberg reports.


The design is gray and white with a pink triangle. During the Holocaust, gay men were forced to wear pink triangles on their uniforms.

The Anti-Defamation League, which fights antisemitism, issued a statement calling on Urban Outfitters to stop selling the tapestry.

"Whether intentional or not, this gray and white striped pattern and pink triangle combination is deeply offensive and should not be mainstreamed into popular culture," the statement reads. "We urge Urban Outfitters to immediately remove the product."

Urban Outfitters is no stranger to controversy. Back in 2012, the ADL criticized the store for selling a yellow T-shirt with a blue six-pointed star on the chest which was very similar to the yellow Star of David worn by Jewish people in Nazi Germany. And last year, it pulled a "vintage" sweatshirt from store shelves that hearkened memories of the vicious Kent State school shootings in 1970.

Urban Outfitters has not responded to the latest controversy.

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