Just Because You’re Rich, That Doesn’t Mean You’re Smart.
The latest example is Richard Hayne, president and CEO of Urban Outfitters. This is the company that once promoted a T-shirt which came in two colors, one of which was described as “Obama/Black”. Yes, really.
But if you think that’s bad, consider the Kent State sweatshirt Urban Outfitters has offered for sale: it featured what appeared to be a spattering of blood stains. Is it possible to be more insensitive, more tasteless, more monumentally crass than that? Well, no … but then the company managed to add insult to injury by claiming they really were not referring to the infamous 1972 massacre and it’s unfortunate that a few people mistakenly made that connection. Great. When you screw up, blame your customer.
Next we have Donald Trump, the real estate developer, who just had to shut down a money-losing hotel/casino in Atlantic City. This is the guy who seriously floated the idea of running for president, and who continues to suggest that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fake. Seriously, only in America could anyone with a hair-do like that be taken seriously.