I urge you to boycott the clothing retailers Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. And tell them why: (email@example.com and contact: Urban Outfitters). Tell them it's because according to Philadelphia Weekly, money generated by their business goes to support politicians like Sen. Rick Santorum
Okay, it's time to again thank Charlie Suisman at MUG for yet another piece of informative news that has remained mostly off the radar of the liberal blogosphere. Charlie writes that both Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters are owned by Richard Hayne. MUG continues:
Jonathan Valania wrote an excellent piece on Hayne in the Philadelphia Weekly a few years ago in which he reported that Hayne had donated $13,150 to Rick Santorum and his PAC over the years. (Santorum, as you'll recall, is anti-abortion, anti-gay rights, and in favor of teaching intelligent design.)
....Valania points out that a list of Santorum campaign donors included Urban Outfitters.
And the t-shirts at Urban Outfitters certainly seem to be an expression of a political point of view. In 2004, the store carried a t-shirt that declared 'voting is for old people'. You might accept their explanation that the message was meant ironically, but there's this:
Last year, the store sold a t-shirt that read 'New Mexico, Cleaner than Regular Mexico'.
And Urban Outfitters had no problem carrying the game Ghettopoly until the heat was on them.
Richard Hayne has every right to sell whatever's legal in his stores. You have every right to know where your dollars are going. Your money, your choice.
I urge you to boycott Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. And tell them why: (firstname.lastname@example.org and Urban Outfitters). Tell them it's because according to Philadelphia Weekly, money generated by their business goes to support politicians like Sen. Rick Santorum who advocate policies epidomizing irrationality--as seen in scapegoating and fear-mongering (particularly towards "gays," "liberals" and "secularists") and blatant medievalism (towards not only minorities, but science itself--truth based on evidence). If you believe that candidates should base public policy on facts, not fairytales, send an e-mail to Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters telling them of your boycott.