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Urban Outfitters holiday mailing drops storm of 'F' bombs

December 12, 2012|By Shan Li
  • Urban Outfitters is finding itself under attack for a holiday catalog laced with profanity.
Urban Outfitters is finding itself under attack for a holiday catalog laced… (Allen Schaben / Los Angeles…)

Teen retailer Urban Outfitters may have tipped itself into the naughty list with a holiday catalog of gift suggestions laced with profanity.

Among the highlights: a coffee mug, scrapbook and photo album, all with curse words emblazoned on them.

The gifts may score the retailer sales among its young demographic of shoppers, but it's provoking anger from some family-oriented groups.

"This isn't anything new for them," Monica Cole, director of Christian organization One Million Moms, told Fox News. "Their catalog has offensive profanities on products and little knick-knacks, T-shirts -- you name it. And so many teenagers shop there."

Cole said Urban Outfitters "consistently" uses racy language in an attempt to sell more merchandise. The group has previously targeted the retailer for a line of cursing holiday sweaters and a catalog photo featuring two women kissing.

Earlier this month, One Million Moms urged shoppers to boycott JCPenney after the retailer aired a holiday commercial featuring openly gay talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. "Christians must now vote with their wallets," the group said at the time.

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