Marc Jacobs Pulls Shirt Over Link to Controversial Group

by Karl Utermohlen | September 13, 2013 11:45 am

A Marc Jacobs shirt was pulled this week after customers noticed similarities between the shirt and an 80s neo-Nazi band.

The Huffington Post reports[1] that the American fashion designer’s brand had no choice but to take these t-shirts off shelves when it was pointed out that the shirt’s logo was almost identical to the artwork from Skrewdriver’s 1987 LP Boots & Braces. The popular 80s band was a white power skinhead rock band from England.

Marc Jacobs issued an apology for releasing the item, saying that they were not trying to create a connection between the shirt and the band and all shirts have been removed from stock. Urban Outfitters (URBN[2]) came under fire in a similar incident recently for creating flasks that resemble prescription drug bottles[3].

Endnotes:
  1. The Huffington Post reports: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/marc-jacobs-neo-nazi-shirt_n_3915092.html?utm_hp_ref=style&ir=Style
  2. URBN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=URBN
  3. creating flasks that resemble prescription drug bottles: http://investorplace.com/2013/06/urban-outfitters-pulls-product-after-political-pressure/

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