Urban Outfitters Upsets Hindu Community With Offensive Socks
Hear that? It's the sound of another Urban Outfitters controversy brewing. The retailer is in hot water over $8 socks featuring the Hindu deity Ganesh. The "UO Exclusive" has prompted President of the Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed to release a statement decrying the use of the religious symbol and asking Urban Outfitters to remove the socks from its site. "Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be wrapped around one's foot," the statement reads.