Urban Outfitter’s lesbian kiss is not what some mothers were looking forward to when they opened the fashion retailer’s catalogue.
What’s correct protocol? When is pushing too much just too much? Where does one draw the line as to what could pass for fair representation of popular themes and when can discussion or display of such themes be considered exploitative or simply in bad taste? Then again as long as no one is being discriminated, abused or depicted in a derogatory way why should a label care in the first place?
These it seems are some of the concerns being addressed with Urban Outfitter’s April catalogue which has caused the conservative mother’s group, One Million Mums to voice discontent and displeasure at the retailers latest catalogue and have begun urging consumers to avoid the retailer.
The token of their ire?
onemillionmoms.com: “The content is offensive and inappropriate for a teen who is the company’s target customer.”
Oops. Lesbians. Teenagers making out. Yuck. Do teenage girls do things like that? Well they might now that Urban Outfitters is showing them that it’s common place? Then again maybe some of Urban Outfitter’s customers might be teenage lesbians enjoying being embraced. Still phewy. We know…
Either way the attention is only gotten more teenage girls to have a look (which what you would think what the folk at One Million Moms were against) and start dabbling in lesbian yucky stuff. Or maybe not? Then again why not if they want to? Who can say, except I’m betting those dresses are selling real fast…