Urban Outfitters Pretends 'Bloodied' Kent State Sweatshirt Was Just 'Vintage'

The Kent State University sweatshirt made by Urban Outfitters.

After a controversy broke over an Urban Outfitters sweatshirt that appeared to make light of the Kent State University shooting, Urban Outfitters said that the blood-splattered design was actually just "sun-faded vintage."

Earlier today, Buzzfeed reported on the discovery of a $129 sweatshirt for sale on the Urban Outfitters website that, well, very obviously appeared to match Ohio's Kent State University with its most infamous historical moment—the tragic killing of four unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard in 1970.

Responding to the controversy, Kent State University issued a statement of condemnation this morning:

"May 4, 1970, was a watershed moment for the country and especially the Kent State family. We lost four students that day while nine others were wounded and countless others were changed forever. We take great offense to a company using our pain for their publicity and profit. This item is beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life that still hurts the Kent State community today. We invite the leaders of this company as well as anyone who invested in this item to tour our May 4 Visitors Center, which opened two years ago, to gain perspective on what happened 44 years ago and apply its meaning to the future."

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Anything for a buck.


Just when I think I've seen it all....disgusting!!

Really?? I can't believe I just read this. I'm not a supporter of the anti war movement and I find it reprehensible that they spit on our Veterans when they came back from Vietnam but I also find this shirt offensive as well.

Not all of us were hippies and I became a military officer! At Kent State, some radicals burned the ROTC bldg on the weekend and the Ohio National Guard was called out. Peaceful students were meeting at lunch on the commons hill to hear anti-war speeches just like every other Monday. They were  told to disperse but didn't. The Guard was ordered to disperse them with bayonets and tear gas and marched thru them to a fence where they "fell-out". Students threw the tear gas back and some guardsmen took up firing positions. A Guard sergeant fired his handgun and 29 soldiers fired 67 rounds in 13 seconds. This is similar to Ferguson where the police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at marchers instead of protecting businesses and arresting looters. You are a patriotic Vet so how about honoring your oath and the 1st Amend right to peaceful protest  The Democrats screwed me out of my GI Bill and yes they are Communist but your generalizations about war protesters then and over the years is too broad. The great majority were and are good citizens; the Vietnam War was an American stupidity start to finish and they had every right to say so. Long live the memories of Goldwater, Wallace and our Lord Jesus Christ..

I remember the days when corporations would do business with class and dignity, when the bottom line was company growth through strong investments and business acumen. Nowadays, business leaders have ZERO moral compass, and will capitalize on pain and suffering of others in the name of "financial liquidity", and will shun one group of individuals if it means they can make more money from another group.

Its all progressive liberalism....even in business.


This shows how many people in this country have NO sense of responsibility. Many of the people who treated Viet Nam Vets like trash are in government and lawyers today! Yes the anti-War protesters did all that is mentioned, but there were more horrendous acts against VN Soldiers than words or poop! There were physical attacks, stabbings and other despicable acts of violence perpetuated by Americans who have NOT served this country in any positive way! The same people that have committed acts against the "establishment" are NOW pushing their Alinsky Marxist Agenda on the USA! This is just an example of Clinton and Obama's "groupies" who have NEVER grown up and have NEVER become Americans who love America and Liberty!! NO MATTER what has happened around the World, NO MATTER what has happened in the USA---America is the best, most generous and freedom loving country in History

`I am surprised that the revisionist history CZAR hasn't stepped up and tried to make good use of this tragedy.  Let us all remember that back then they fired on unarmed civilians.  LET US ALL BE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT OBAMA HAS SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING THE US MILITARY TO FIRE ON US CITIZENS!  Sorry to yell, but let the memory of KENT STATE warn us all of the Overbearing Federal presence.

This is what happens when you have Terrorist as college professors spewing their hatred and propaganda all over our young people.  If these folks hate America so much, please go live in a communist country as the common people must live shortages and all!  You bogus elitist who cry out that they are for the people while living large and in charge.  You make me sick with your hypocrisy!

Or a 'vintage' T-shirt

 I'm sure they didn't mean it to be a  awakening but it is a Sad statment for thoes that still believe that  some factions of the military would not open fire on a civilian populatation it is but a sad reminder that Some Will.




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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”

Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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