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WTF are they thinking? ‘Edgy’ Urban Outfitters’ Holiday Mailing Drops F-Bombs

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American shopping center fixture Urban Outfitters put itself on the naughty listing with a holiday catalog that pushes profanity-laced products, including a $ 24 candle that utilizes the f-word in the type of the iconic LOVE sculpture. The retailer, whose initiatives to be edgy have actually raised the ire of moms and dads groups in the past, is now trying to get in touch with the younger crowd by hawking an $ 18 “Let’s f —— reminisce” publication, a $ 16 “It was all f —— awesome” picture cd and a profane candle that would make your grandmother blush. “Their catalog has offensive profanities on products and little knickknacks, T-shirts, you name it, and so many teenagers shop there.” – Monica Cole, director, One Million Moms A glimpse at the retailer ‘s website discloses more sketchy products, including :.

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Monica Cole

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.79418

Sentiment Quote
0.159871 “This really isn’t anything new for them,” said Monica Cole, …
-0.170954 “This really isn’t anything new for them,” said Monica Cole, director of the American Family Association’s One Million Moms division. “Their catalog has offensive profanities on products and little knickknacks, T-shirts — you name it. And so many teenagers shop there.”
-0.202506 Cole said the company “consistently” uses profane language in its merchandise and has been on AFA’s watch list for at least three years. AFA contacted Urban Outfitters several months ago for inappropriate pictures in its catalog and last year for graphic content on its apparel, she said. “They use it consistently,” …
-0.223782 Cole said the company “consistently” uses profane language in its merchandise and has been on AFA’s watch list for at least three years. AFA contacted Urban Outfitters several months ago for inappropriate pictures in its catalog and last year for graphic content on its apparel, she said. “They use it consistently,” she said. “We’re asking them to clean up their website and catalog. They are offensive.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 4
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.437371
  • Mean: -0.10934275
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Jack Trout

Overall Sentiment: -0.0944023

Relevance: 0.514186

Sentiment Quote
-0.0745251 “The people who would be offended are not their customers and the people who do think it’s cool are their customers,” said Jack Trout, …
0 “The people who would be offended are not their customers and the people who do think it’s cool are their customers,” said Jack Trout, president of Connecticut’s Trout
0 Partners. “It gives them an edge of coolness.”
0 “There is no bottom to America,” he said. …
-0.0978018 “There is no bottom to America,” he said. “We will continue to move in this direction. We will become looser and looser.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 5
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.1723269
  • Mean: -0.03446538
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Paul J.J. Payack

Overall Sentiment: -0.159109

Relevance: 0.509294

Sentiment Quote
-0.395803 “shock value,” Payack said. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.395803
  • Mean: -0.395803
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

John Tantillo

Overall Sentiment: 0.121504

Relevance: 0.44434

Sentiment Quote
0.0755362 “College students really don’t care about using salty language and it’s great publicity to those who object to it,” Tantillo told …
0.0896829 “College students really don’t care about using salty language and it’s great publicity to those who object to it,” Tantillo told FoxNews.com. “So, it’s perfect, and if they wanted to discontinue the items they could, but it got guys like me to talk about it – so it’s very smart.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.1652191
  • Mean: 0.08260955
  • Standard Deviation: 0

hawking

Overall Sentiment: 0.0163418

Relevance: 0.396777

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Additional Info:

Continent: America

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.306464

Company: FoxNews.com

Overall Sentiment: 0.0375796

Relevance: 0.683471

Company: Connecticut’s Trout & Partners

Overall Sentiment: 0.0411849

Relevance: 0.342273

Company: WVOX

Overall Sentiment: -0.143851

Relevance: 0.301584

Disambiguation: RadioStationReferences:

Organization: American Family Association

Overall Sentiment: 0.0740002

Relevance: 0.345437

Holiday: Christmas

Overall Sentiment: 0.415368

Relevance: 0.36498

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One major U.S. retailer may find itself on Santa’s naughty list with its holiday catalog that push profanity-laced products, including a $24 candle that uses the f-word in the form of the iconic LOVE statute.

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WTF are they thinking? ‘Edgy’ Urban Outfitters’ Holiday Mailing Drops F-Bombs

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