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[thejournal.ie] Urban Outfitters criticised over ‘drunk Irish’ themed clothing. (06 Mar 2012)

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Fashion retailer Urban Outfitters has been criticised for selling items which present a “clichéd” depiction of Irish people as drunk.

Dublin city councillor Naoise Ó Muirí has said the image of Irishness portrayed on the clothing line could be “very damaging” to Ireland as it seeks to rebuilt its image as a place to do business. He called on the retailer to withdraw the items.

He was speaking after it emerged Urban Outfitters was selling t-shirts and hats featuring “Irish yoga” – an image of a person on their hands and knees being sick – and women’s tops reading “Kiss me. I’m drunk or Irish, or whatever.”

Item Type:News
Date:6 March 2012
Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Substance industry or business
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use

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