This Kent University Crewneck Commemorates the Vietnam War Protests

By: Misel Saban - Sep 15, 2014
References: urbanoutfitters & boingboing.net
Retailer Urban Outfitters is under media scrutiny for created these Kent University crewneck sweaters that commemorate the Army National Guardsmen firing at several students in 1970 for protesting against the Vietnam War. The sweater's blood-stained design pushes the envelope on a sensitive issue.

The Army National Guardsmen's fire created quite the stir in the 70s when a total of nine students were injured and four students were killed. This Urban Outfitters sweater commemorates the tragic incident with a watery blood-stained rose color complete with blood splatters, dripping blood and even a few bullet holes. Whether the sweater's design is tasteful or not is up for debate but the sweater does some good by reminding consumers of the unfortunate incident that should not be forgotten.