Twitter Is Outraged Over This $119 ‘Refugee’ Dress

People noticed that the brand UZI NYC was selling a “refugee” dress on their website, and were instantly outraged.

Obviously, the name of the dress is wildly inappropriate considering the current refugee crisis.

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The brand responded to the criticisms, explaining that the dress was named back in 2007.

“We named the dress in 2007 when we could not see ourselves escaping the reality of a global economy spinning out of control,” co-founder Mari Gustafson wrote.

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“We feel that it is important to keep these issues within public discourse. The American economy has recovered, and through perseverance and luck our company has recovered as well. We are now able to provide jobs for others and give them a sense of hope and stability.

We could have named the dress anything we wanted but then we wouldn’t be having this discussion. The language we have used to describe our fabric is common within the fabric industry, it in no way references human beings. We understand that we have unintentionally offended some people with whom we share the same concerns, but in that process we have also been able to amplify our shared message,” she added.

The brand then decided to rename the dress to “Cream Oxford Dress” — which is definitely less controversial.

Now the only crime here is that it still costs $119.

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