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School Shooting Themed Hoodies Miss The Mark, Inspire Backlash


Added 09-20-19 12:16:01am EST - “Critics blasted Bstroy after the streetwear brand's school shooting-themed hoodies debuted in a Friday runway show in New York.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “School Shooting Themed Hoodies Miss The Mark, Inspire Backlash”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Critics blasted Bstroy after the streetwear brand’s school shooting-themed hoodies debuted in a Friday runway show in New York.

The sweatshirts featured the names of schools like Stoneman Douglas, Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook that had been targeted by mass shooters, and each one appeared to be riddled with bullet holes. (RELATED: Meet The Fashion Designer Who Loves Trump)

TODAY’S TALKER: A designer has created a line of bullet-hole riddled sweatshirts with the names of schools hit by mass shootings. He says it’s to raise awareness, but do the hoodies miss the mark? https://t.co/QzbCVEA77G

Each “Columbine” hoodie is riddled with what appear to be bullet holes. Backlash was swift. https://t.co/7zZimchpOU

“The fact that a designer would seek to profit by glamorizing the school violence that killed our children, Dylan and Daniel, and the deaths of so many more, is repugnant and deeply upsetting,” said Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden, co-founders and managing directors of Sandy Hook Promise. “This is not about inspiring change to prevent these acts of violence, nor is it a difference of politics or opinion; it is human decency to immediately halt the production of these items and apologize.”

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