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Ethnic groups attack Urban Outfitters

Irish-American group and Navajo Nation say retailer’s products are offensive and misleading

Two ethnic groups are lashing out at Urban Outfitters Inc., saying the retailer, which is popular among young people who enjoy exuding a carefree, ironic attitude, proffers offensive clothing and accessories.

Seamus Boyle, the president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America—the largest Irish-American organization in the U.S.—recently sent a letter to Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters in which he complains about some of the retailer’s St. Patrick’s Day-themed items, including a cap that depicts a drunk person vomiting on shamrocks. He threatened to organize a boycott against the retailer if it doesn’t remove the items from its stores.

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