Urban Outfitters is unapologetic for cultural appropriation

Urban outfitters is being sued by the Navajo Nation for using the name of their tribe in their products. They used names such as “Navajo Hipster Panty”, “Navajo flask”, and “Vintage Navajo silver.” Urban outfitters is insisting that the word Navajo is referring to a fashion trend that has appeared in the fashion industry over the past few years. It is believed that Urban Outfitters “silver necklace” was actually taken from a navajo trading post, and mass produced. I also don’t think it is a coincidence that a FLASK had a navajo design on it, reinforcing the stereotypes about alcohol abuse in native american communities. This is cultural appropriation, taking a culture that is not your own, and using it for non-cultural reasons. I believe this is WRONG. Say no to cultural appropration, and say NO to Urban Outfitters! What do you think about this? Comment below and let me know!

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