'Eat Less' T-Shirt In Bad Taste

Urban Outfitters is joking about anorexia?

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 3, 2010 6:53 PM CDT | Updated Jun 6, 2010 12:15 PM CDT

(Newser) – Urban Outfitters is hawking a new T-shirt featuring a skinny model and the phrase "Eat Less." It's not going over well:

  • Amelia McDonell-Parry, the Frisky: Another stunt from these guys? "You know what I want? For Urban Outfitters to STFU."
  • Cleveland Leader: "Perhaps some of the American population could stand to take the shirt's advice, but for those impressionable teens who shop at Urban Outfitters, it's message is more pro-anorexia than anything, especially when worn by an emaciated model."

  • Huffington Post: It says Eat Less on the shirt, but the full description reads 'Eat less or more or however much you'd like in this seriously soft knit tee cut long and topped with a v-neck.' "Perhaps they should have printed all of that on there."
  • Anna N., Jezebel: "Perez Hilton may have pulled his anorexia-promoting t-shirt, but Urban Outfitters has stepped in to fill the void in customers' closets, if not their bellies, with this charming number."

Here's a screen shot of the sale page for the shirt.
Here's a screen shot of the sale page for the shirt.   (Urban Outfitters)
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