Retail faux pas: A history of ill-advised products that had to be pulled
Abercrombie & Fitch. Target. Urban Outfitters. These retailers and others have chosen to sell items that, upon sparking customer rage, were quickly removed from shelves.
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Urban Outfitters pulls 'depression' shirt
Urban Outfitters pulled a shirt covered in the word "depression" after outraged customers took to social media to rant. On Jan. 6, 2014, the company tweeted: "We're sorry to those offended by the tee we bought from the @DEPRESSIONcomsg brand. We were trying to support a small brand, not glamorize mental illness in any way." Back in 2010, Urban Outfitters had another run-in with angry shoppers when it tried selling a shirt bearing the phrase "Eat Less."