"What should've broken you, built you. What should've held you back, pushed you forward. Why? Because favor is all on you!" 

~Dianna Hobbs (Facebook.com/Dianna.Hobbs) May 4, 2016

  

 

EEW president Dianna Hobbs participates in PBS 'faith & guns' town hall MORE

Todd Dulaney's 'A Worshipper's Heart' tops charts MORE

Teen pregnancy rate declines 50% among minorities MORE

Poll: Americans believe in the significance of the Sabbath MORE

5 rules to prevent over-sharing online MORE

T.D. Jakes launches new social media strategy to reach more people MORE

Sexually abused by a youth minister: a journey to healing MORE

Watch sweet 'Southside With You' trailer about the Obamas' first date MORE

Pennsylvania churchgoer fatally shot in sanctuary over seating dispute MORE

Podcast: Let the Lord do it His way MORE

Podcast: Still waiting? God's promises will be fulfilled MORE

Devotional: Don't quit! You're coming out of this MORE

EEW Magazine president's podcast draws thousands of listeners MORE

Ayesha Curry gets her own Food Network cooking show MORE

Devotional: Enduring a season of lack? God will provide MORE

 

CeCe Winans' powerful set at the New Orleans Jazz festival MORE

Predatory pastor arrested for violating girl MORE

Website lets you tithe your cell phone? MORE

Podcast: God will restore and give you more MORE

 

Podcast: Still waiting? God's promises will be fulfilled MORE

Devotional: Don't quit! You're coming out of this MORE

EEW Magazine president's podcast draws thousands of listeners MORE

Ayesha Curry gets her own Food Network cooking show MORE

Devotional: Enduring a season of lack? God will provide MORE

Get in shape this spring with these 7 tips MORE

Oprah celebrates Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill MORE

Women's History Museum applauds American milestone MORE

Public health doctor fired for his sermons, sues MORE

Podcast: Your 'suddenly shift' is on the way MORE

Prince dies months after former protégé, Vanity MORE

Gospel community reacts to Prince's death MORE

Podcast: Favor will chase you MORE

McDonald's gospel tour returns. See cities MORE

Protests to be held at 200 Planned Parenthood locations MORE

'War Room' stars reunite for new faith film MORE

Free 'War Room' screenings offered to churches nationwide MORE

U.S. must move to fight genocide MORE

Podcast: Still waiting? God's promises will be fulfilled MORE

Devotional: Don't quit! You're coming out of this MORE

EEW Magazine president's podcast draws thousands of listeners MORE


 

 

« DAILY INSPIRATION: This Fight Is Already Won | Main | Taraji Henson ‘Never Once Intimidated’ About Hosting BET ‘Celebration of Gospel’ »
Monday
Mar172014

So Offensive: Urban Outfitters’ ‘Jesus, I’m Drunk’ T-Shirt

Article By Emilee Baxter:: EEW Magazine News Reporter

It’s Jesus season in entertainment and fashion. Everyone is fascinated with the son of God—for better or worse. Looks like “worse” is the most fitting description for Urban Outfitters’ latest offensive product.

“Jesus, I’m Drunk” is the slogan on the retailer’s green St. Patrick’s Day specialty t-shirt, showing a cheery looking simulated Christ wearing a radiant halo, while holding out a mug of beer.

In an effort to drum up sales, despite the risk of offending the faith community, Urban Outfitters’ product description says, “Throw some back with the holy man himself in this epic tee! Soft cotton construction topped with a ‘Jesus, I'm Drunk’ text graphic. Complete with a banded crew-neck.”

For only $24, you get to mock the Savior, while getting wasted.

This foolishness comes on the heels of the announcement that a new Aaron McGruder-created comedic drama series, Black Jesus, is coming to the Adult Swim Network.

In it, Gerald “Slink” Johnson plays the part of Christ in present-day Compton, Calif., attempting to spread unconditional love and kindness through the neighborhood.

Already, some are turned off by the concept, sight unseen.

So then, there is no question that the “Jesus, I’m Drunk” tees will not be a hit among those who truly reverence Christ as Savior and Lord.

Another point of contention in the whole Urban Outfitters pro-boozing t-shirt is the idea that executives over this retail chain feel no sense of responsibility to its young consumer base.

Its largest customer pool is the 18-to-24 crowd, as well as the under-18 age group. Promoting heavy recreational drinking is irresponsible to say the least.

But this is not the first time such a misstep has been made.

Urban Outfitters previously came under fire for selling T-shirts with these slogans: "I Vote for Vodka," "Misery Loves Alcohol," "I Drink You're Cute," and "USA Drinking Team."

Incorporating Christ into their reckless campaigns, however, is a new low.

RELATED: 'Black Jesus' Coming to Adult Swim Network

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (3)

This is disgusting!

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCameron

I see a boycott coming. This is very OFFENSIVE! I buy my nephew clothes from there. Won't be going back.

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterElise

Very well said, EEW. There is no way they should be promoting drinking to children and then to put Jesus in it. smh

March 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSherri

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>