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Urban Outfitters Hawks 'Charming' Card About a 'Closet Tranny'

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Urban Outfitters is being called out on Reddit for selling what they describe as a "charming" homophobic, transphobic card.

The card has "sold out" according to the Urban Outfitters website, but you can see it above.

Up until January 9, Urban Outfitters had an openly gay CEO, Glen Senk. But he stepped down, making way for the company's chairman and co-founder Richard Hayne to step up as CEO.

And I guess now is as good a time as any to remind everyone of Hayne's political leanings. Here's what This is Money UK wrote about him back in 2008:

"Shopping in Urban makes you feel like you are somewhere radically Left-wing, an antidote to the corporate blandness of The Gap. But Hayne is a stanch conservative who donates money to Republican politicians, not least Rick Santorum, a now failed Senator whose views on homosexuality are both bizarre and old-fashioned. Hayne doesn't give many interviews precisely because he's afraid that college slackers who get to know him will suddenly realise that buying his clothes is like giving cash to George Bush. Once described as projecting a 'Dick Cheney-esque aura of no-nonsense grayflannel gravitas', Hayne must be the only retailer whose expansion plans depend on no one finding out who he really is. Despite the strife in the sector, Urban just beat Wall Street profit expectations yet again. So far, the illusion is holding up perfectly."

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  1. I see nothing homophobic about the card
    Could someone explain to me what I'm missing?

    Posted by: lookyloo | Mar 20, 2012 4:55:34 AM


  2. I seriously think that this comment is more offensive to those people who are neither transgendered or gay but advocate to an almost obnoxious level for gay rights. I know a bunch of people in the lgbt community who would find this hilarious. The only thing that could be offensive about this is the fact that Jill's 'closet' instead of proud, but I think it was there simply to give a better floww.

    Posted by: Taylor | Nov 21, 2012 11:19:39 PM


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