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

(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."

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BCto
Jun 6, 2010 7:55 PM CDT
your actually that clueless?
ashmix86
Jun 6, 2010 7:35 PM CDT
I think you all are very ignorant, many women like my self have Ovarian Cysts that directly contribute to their obesity. I've eaten nothing but raw foods and organic lettuce ( in tiny tiny portions! before you assholes get a chance to make a crack) ... ran 2 miles a day and done strenuous work out routines. I've done everything I possibly could.... to lose my weight. It's people like you that make people like me hate life. I can never just smile and be happy .... I have to feel guilty for the way God made me. The suck part of it is I'm not even fat because I sit around eating Bon Bons ...... so before you judge people learn the facts. Not everyone is obese because of their diet....... and if you want to point a finger at anyone it should be the FDA ... this is the only subject that Americans Attack each other about. Close down some of the Mc Nastys and put a farmers market there.... Let's teach kids how to COOK and use a stove ... that will shed change america right there ... teach people how to cook and not go out to eat all the time.
Count-Spatula
Jun 4, 2010 10:04 PM CDT
Urban outiffters is owned/run by a Republican. Don't spend your money there unless you're in favor of grotesque ignorance.