Yung Lean Accuses Urban Outfitters of Jacking Designs
Yung Lean was not happy with Urban Outfitters. The Swedish rapper took to Facebook to accuse the retailer of selling a jacket featuring his Sad Boys collective's designs.
"The discussion of big corporations feeding off small independent creators and their work is too vast and depressing to conduct here, so let’s settle with this – yoshi city belongs to us and our true fans," . "Fuck u Urban Outfitters · support the official sadboysgear.com + yungleangear.com.”
Yung Lean and the Sad Boys collective told Thump they were not mad at any fans who purchased the gear. They simply issued the message to show fans where to get the real deal.
“We don’t want to blame the fans buying the bootlegged gear but rather inform them on where to buy the official gear in order to get the true experience on what we try to express in terms of music, art and clothing (and also directly support the artist that they like)," Sad Boys said.
Urban Outfitters eventually removed the item from their store. The company apologized via a statement to Thump.
“We were made aware that a jacket belonging to Sad Boys was being sold on our website and immediately pulled the product," the statement read. "We sincerely apologize that the jacket was mistaken for a vintage item and was posted to our site as part of our Urban Renewal Vintage and Remade program, which offers vintage products for our customers. We take intellectual property very seriously, both in protecting what has been developed by our own artists and designers and also respecting the intellectual property of others."
Check out Yung Lean and the Sad Boys collective's original Facebook post below. It features a picture of the jacked design as previously seen on the Urban Outfitters website.
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