Clothing line draws criticism for Sandy Hook sweatshirts

Clothing line draws criticism for Sandy Hook sweatshirts

The hoodies were displayed at a show during New York Fashion Week, CNN reports. Many of those calling out the designers include the family members of victims and the survivors of terrorism. They're just tryna flex.

Bstroy's founder, Brick Owens, responded to the controversy by posting a statement on Instagram that said: "Sometimes life can be painfully ironic".

Another person commented: "Never buying your brand".

A note from the designers seems to explain their thinking behind the collection.

The PSA is purposefully grim, created to spark conversations about prioritizing the prevention of violent acts in school and aims to promote a more hands-on approach to ending violence, said Mark Barden, a co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise whose son, Daniel, died in the 2012 shooting. 'We are reminded all the time of life's fragility, shortness, and unpredictability yet we are also reminded of its infinite potential. "'Samsara' is the cycle we must transcend to reach Nirvana".

But it led to more criticism from Instagram users.

She commented: 'This is my professional illustrating 14 year old niece who was murdered in Parkland. You are profiting off her death. Finally, a girl huddled in a bathroom, feet up on the toilet so no one can detect her, texts her mother, "I love you", on a brand new cellphone and pink sequin phone cover. Remember her name - Gina Montalto'. "The victims and their families only perceive an exploitative intent to make money off their pain without any explanation, in an environment that is as glib and fleeting as fashion". Their voices matter more than whatever pseudo-spiritual message you *thought* you were making'.

'If you're from a state below Virginia 100 years ago, 120 years ago, there were slaves.

While the controversial hoodies were initially created just for the fashion show and not meant to be sold, Owens said the brand is considering selling them now.

Former Liberal Minister Christopher Pyne, who joined the panel on Wednesday night, said it was the kind of ad that "makes us really glad we've got the laws we've got here".

But we also make it clear that it doesn't have to be this way: "When we teach students to Know the Signs, and empower them to report warning signs to trusted adults, we can prevent school shootings and save lives". "But eventually that voice will say things that everyone can wear".

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