Urban Outfitters Under Fire for Lesbian Kiss, Puke on Prom Dress Comment
One Million Moms Mad About Urban Outfitters Same Sex Kiss
Urban Outfitters is under fire for a same sex kiss featured in their catalog as well as a comment that indicates their support of underage drinking.
The group One Million Moms is angry over the lesbian kiss photo, but the retailer is also drawing plenty of criticism for their comment about "puke" on a prom dress. Is the old "there's no such thing as bad publicity" in play here?
One Million Moms warned followers: "On page two of this catalog is a picture of two women kissing in a face holding embrace!"
Further, they added that their followers should cancel their catalogs and cease shopping at the store, writing: "Tell them you will also no longer shop at their stores if you hear this type of advertising continues. The content is offensive and inappropriate for a teen who is the company's target customer."
You may recall One Million Moms got their panties in a bunch over the choice of Ellen DeGeneres as JCPenney's spokesperson -- and tried to get her fired.
Where did that get them? Nowhere.
Urban Outfitters has yet to respond to the group or made any explanation for the picture of two women kissing. (Really, what's the big deal?)
Adding fuel to the angry mom group uproar, Urban Outfitters posted the following to their Facebook page:
"Don't know how to do The Electric Slide? Not sure how to get puke out of satin? Ask us! Post your burning prom questions here on Facebook and we'll answer them on the UO Blog!"
Does their comment about getting puke out of your prom dress would seem to indicate their endorsement of underage drinking?
Facebook fans of the company left comments like: "Great job promoting underage drinking, Popular and Influential Corporation."
Another commented: "Are you guys saying it's okay for high schoolers to get so drunk (or drunk at all, really?) at prom that they barf all over their expensive dresses? this is disgusting. i'm really going to think twice before even stepping foot into your stores again."
If this is a ploy to distract the attention from the same-sex catalog kiss, then well played ... only now, Urban Outfitters has dug themselves a new hole. Let's see what tomorrow brings ...