News Comment #5: American fashion brand sparks outrage over school shooting-themed hoodies

Bstroy, an American fashion brand, created a collection of school shooting-themed hoodies during New York Fashion Week started a wave of criticism on social media.

Brick Owens and Duey Catorze, created this collection of hoodies each featuring the title of schools that experienced deadly shootings in the United States. The schools are “Stoneman Douglas,” “Sandy Hook,” “Virginia Tech” and “Columbine.”

The photos can be seen on the brand’s and Owens’ Instagram account where they received many comments, especially from the survivors and relatives of the victims at the schools.

After receiving the negative reactions to the new look, Owen’s post, on his Instagram, emphasized the delicacy of life as well as the many possibilities it brings for the future.

The article brings up a controversial topic about using US tragedies as a way to grab attention in society. The article incorporates quotes from the commenters on Instagram. Although, no paraphrasing, as I could tell, was used; I incorporated my own paraphrase of Owen’s Instagram post at the end of the article as practice and to see what was the important point to gain from what he shared.

For more information on this story click on the link: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/bstroy-school-shooting-sweatshirts/index.html

1 thought on “News Comment #5: American fashion brand sparks outrage over school shooting-themed hoodies

  1. I saw pictures of the hoodies. I did not read the story, but this seems to be an issue that would be hard to stay objective. How does the reporter do?

    The story I saw said the company had stopped sales, so outrage can work.

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