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Urban Outfitters pulls 'depression' shirt after outcry

Published On: Jan 06 2014 09:49:42 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 07 2014 06:03:05 PM CST
Urban Outfitters depression shirt


Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters has pulled a T-shirt patterned with the word "depression" after outcry from customers.

Shoppers complained the company was trying to make the mental illness into a fashion statement.

The brand also came under fire in 2010 for selling a T-shirt that read "eat less."

It, too, was subsequently yanked.

"The fact that urban outfitters glamorizes depression/eating disorders really makes me never want to shop there again," one customer tweeted.

"I wonder if @UrbanOutfitters think it's "cool" to have depression or anorexia nervosa? Or is it all about profiting off of mental disorders?" tweeted another.

The shirt, originally marketed for $59, was marked down to $9.99 and is now listed as sold out.

"Hey everyone, we hear you and we are taking the shirt down from the site," the company later said in a tweet.