It's strange that they said they removed it from their website (apparently UO will list an unpopular item as sold out even when it's not) because NOW it looks like someone on eBay is hawking a rather familiar looking sweatshirt, listed for $2,500:


The seller, kentstatesweater, ordered the sweater and has yet to receive it (posting a picture of the order confirmation), but intends to donate half the profit. The seller writes:

This is a listing for the infamous one of a kind Kent State Sweater.

See: Kent State Buzzfeed for the story.

I ordered it and am waiting myself, as soon as it arrives, I'll ship it to you. Perfect for Halloween or whatever your deal is.

Also; I'm gonna give 50% of the profit to The Southern Poverty Law Center, who protect those who cannot protect themselves, often those who are victims of police brutality.

I will forward the confirmation email from Urban Outfitters to SERIOUS BIDDERS and send the donation receipt once I get paid.


Ladies and gentleman, this is the world we live in. I'm out.

Another update:

Kent State University has released a statement regarding the sweatshirt (h/t: usedtobehere)

May 4, 1970, was a watershed moment for the country and especially the Kent State family. We lost four students that day while nine others were wounded and countless others were changed forever.

We take great offense to a company using our pain for their publicity and profit. This item is beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life that still hurts the Kent State community today.

We invite the leaders of this company as well as anyone who invested in this item to tour our May 4 Visitors Center, which opened two year ago, to gain perspective on what happened 44 years ago and apply its meaning to the future.


Screenshots of Kent State Sweatshirt via Buzzfeed. Additional screenshot via Urban Outfitters.