Last week's post about that godawful racist head charm necklace from Topshop was a reminder of the stockpile of ridiculous, insensitive items that regularly get passed off as hipster/vintage "cool."
You might remember last year when Urban Outfitters started selling a line of -- I kid you not -- religion-themed socks, angering Hindu leaders with its $8 footwear depiction of the Lord Ganesha, a revered deity in the Hindu pantheon. Well, it appears that Urban Outfitters is at it again with a Lord Ganesh duvet cover.
Urban Outfitters Insensitive Lord Ganesha Duvet Cover Angers Hindu Community Once Again
The Lord Ganesha Duvet Cover, designed by Valentina Ramos, is available from Urban Outfitters for $129-$169. But Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, says that the Lord Ganesha is meant to be worshipped in temples or shrines -- not to be slept on.
You'd think they'd know better. Zed is urging Urban Outfitters to issue an apology and pull the item from shelves.
More here: Urban Outfitters Pisses Off Hindus (Again) With Lord Ganesha Duvet Cover.