Urban Outfitters in hot water over Depression T-shirt
Urban Outfitters seems to enjoy toeing the line between selling tasteless and tasteful clothing.
Less than one month ago the retailer managed to offend the Hindu community with a pair of "awesome crew-length socks" with Lord Ganesh on the trim.
Just as the clothing vendor had to pull the $8 socks from the site, a T-shirt that repeatedly reads 'depression' is no longer available to buy from the e-commerce pages. The tee, which shoppers viewed as an offensive hint at mental illness, spurred 5,000 individuals to sign a petition on Change.org aiming to halt all production of the unsavoury apparel.
But rather than holding their hand up and admitting their misjudged decision to stock the t-shirts, Urban Outfitters are pointing the finger at the designers, a fledgling brand from Singapore called Depression.
Depression co-founder, Kenny Lim tells ABC News that "I was shocked that after one T-shirt people jumped to this conclusion. We make happy clothes. I got very depressed at work. The clothing line is a reminder that we can be happy every day when we go to work."
Kenny might feel "misunderstood" but Depression are already out the door at Urban Outfitters.