You would think that school shootings would be off limits when it comes to fashion trends. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case.
One brand, Bstroy, thought it would be a good idea to add school shooting hoodies to their dystopian style line of clothing. To make things even worse, the hoodies are complete with "bullet holes" and have school names printed on them, such as: Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Marjory Stoneman Douglas and even Columbine.
Of course the internet is tearing them apart as I write this article. There have been many comments and replies calling their addition things like “disgusting,” “callous” and “revolting.”
The designers tried to save face with an Instagram post, but I think it only made matters worse. They wrote, “Sometimes life can be painfully ironic. Like the irony of dying violently in a place you consider to be a safe, controlled environment, like school."
They added, “We are reminded all the time of life’s fragility, shortness, and unpredictability yet we are also reminded of its infinite potential.”
A spokespersonw for the Vicky Soto Memorial Fund, which honors teacher Victoria Soto who was killed at Sandy Hook, wrote: “This is just absolutely horrific. A company is make light of our pain and other’s pain for fashion. Selling sweatshirts with our name and bullet holes. Unbelievable.”
This is just absolutely horrific. A company is make light of our pain and other’s pain for fashion. Selling sweatshirts with our name and bullet holes. Unbelievable.
These School Shooting Hoodies Receive Major Twitter Backlash - PAPER https://t.co/DovuEeRaqM
— Team Vicki Soto (@TeamVickiSoto) September 17, 2019
Some of the other responses included the following:
Why aren't liberals like Alexandria Ocasio Ortez and presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke addressing this issue? They are so big on taking guns away from law abiding citizens, but sit back and watch things like this unfold.
The whole thing is sickening.