After receiving much criticism for a $100 t-shirt that featured a yellow Star of David that resembled one worn by Jews during the Holocaust, Urban Outfitters has changed its design which does not include the image.
Urban Outfitter says the six-pointed star patch has been designed by the Danish label Wood Wood which is why the t-shirt has been named Wood Wood Kellog Tee.
The designer Wood Wood, however, claims that the design is just a prototype and not the final product, wrote Time on Monday.
This was evidenced when Urban Outfitters replaced the “offensive” t-shirt with the plain one that has no patchwork design on it.
However, many wonder whether the retailer changed the t-shirt after receiving criticism for it.
The Anti Defamation League took strong exception when the news first surfaced last week.
“We find this use of symbolism to be extremely distasteful and offensive, and we are outraged that your company would make this product available to your customers," ADL Philadelphia director Barry Morrison wrote in a letter to fashion retailer’s CEO, Richard A. Hayne, according to a report by Gawker on Friday.
The retailer’s site, where the t-shirt can be purchased, has received many outrageous comments from both Jewish and non-Jewish viewers according to a report in Time magazine.
“I am never stepping foot in one of these stores again,” one person wrote.