Urban Outfitters T-Shirt
The clothing chain Urban Outfitters is promoting a provocative new line of t-shirts with slogans such as "I Vote For Vodka" and "USA Drinking Team." A version modeled by a young woman, who appears to be a teen, is emblazoned with blurred letters reading, "I Drink You're Cute." Sadly, what's apparently meant to be a joke isn't far from the truth: alcohol use is associated with increased rates of sexual activity for teens as well as decreased condom use.
A recent survey reported that one out of five teens is drinking, using drugs, or smoking during school hours. For parents already rattled about kids and booze, it's a jolt to discover these items when fall clothes shopping with one's teen or 'tween. The majority of customers at Urban Outfitters (whose representatives did not respond to our calls and emails) are between 18 and 24 and the second largest demographic is under 18. "Kids shouldn't be wearingRead More »from Urban Outfitter’s T-Shirts Glorify Drinking: Just in Time for School