Urban Outfitters criticised for selling yellow star T-shirt

By Jennifer Lipman, April 23, 2012

The American fashion company Urban Outfitters has been criticised by for selling a yellow T-shirt emblazoned with a logo in the shape of a star of David. Critics have argued that the design evokes the Holocaust-era labels the Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis.

The menswear top, which features a blue star motif on the front pocket, is described as the Wood Wood Kellogg Tee and is on sale in the US for $100.

The Anti-Defamation League labelled the design "extremely distasteful and offensive" in a letter to the Urban Outfitters chief executive.

"We are outraged that your company would make this product available to your customers," said Barry Morrison, regional director of the ADL.

Last updated: 2:33pm, April 23 2012