That’s what the Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia seems to think. The organization has taken the hipster clothing chain to task for a T-shirt featuring a Star of David design they say is strikingly similar to one that was used to identify Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust and was embroidered on concentration camp uniforms.
“We find this use of symbolism to be extremely distasteful and offensive, and we are outraged that your company would make this product available to your customers,” said Barry Morrison, the regional director of the ADL in a letter to Urban’s chairman and cheif executive Richard Hayne.
The Kellog shirt is by Dutch label Wood Wood, and retails for $100. So far, Urban has yet to respond to the ADL’s claims and the shirt is still available on their site. [ONTD]
A jewelry store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (where I live!) is getting the gasface because of a pair of earrings it’s selling. The earrings (pictured), sold at Bejeweled, are being called Nazi earrings, but guess what people? They’re not. Already the story’s appeared on Refinery 29 and in The New York Daily News, with Jewish leaders like State Assemblyman Dov Hikind calling the sale of the earrings “sick, insulting” and “degrading.” Keep reading »
More Nazi photos have surfaced depicting Jesse James, ex-husband of Sandra Bullock and new fiance of “L.A. Ink” star Kat Von D, in compromising positions.
The latest pics show Jesse grinning inside a convertible as he sits next to a friend who is wearing a German Nazi hat and giving the “sieg heil”/”heil Hitler” salute. The other pic — although it’s unclear how it relates to Jesse James — shows a children’s book character, Flat Stanley, dressed as Adolf Hitler with a tiny moustache and swastika armband. Gross. (You can see an older pic of Jesse James doing the “seig heil” salute himself here.) Keep reading »
Jesse James’ lawyer, Joe Yanny, issued a statement saying that the photo of his client doing the Nazi salute in a Nazi hat was joke and that the hat was a “gag gift” from his Jewish godfather. Additionally, Yanni also said James can’t possibly be a white supremacist because he once spent a month in an Israeli kibbutz. Also, Ted Haggert can’t be a homophobe because, remember, he sucked that guy off that one time. Anyway, Yanni may have an explanation for the Nazi hat and salute, but he didn’t address how James’ totally-not-racist-or-anti-Semitic-wang got inside Michelle “Bombshell” McGee’s white-supremacist-sympathizing-vagina. Was that a joke too? Was she on loan from his Jewish godfather as well? [CNN] Keep reading »