A reader sends me this story: Urban Outfitters is selling a T-shirt that proclaims “VOTING IS FOR OLD PEOPLE”.
Urban Outfitters defended the slogan as a “statement meant to draw attention to the growing rift between politicians and their platforms and the concerns of young people in this country.”
“However ‘open-ended’ and ‘ambiguous’ some have felt the message to be, by offering it for sale in our stores, we clearly never intended to discourage anyone from actually voting,” the company said in a statement.
Clearly. That’s why you’re selling a shirt that infers that young people shouldn’t vote. Hmmm. Rift between politicians and the concerns of young people? Young people not voting will clear that right up.