Compton-inspired T-shirts pulled ‘straight outta’ online store

A new line from Forever 21 didn’t last forever after consumers quickly voiced their grievances with the clothing retailer’s ‘cultural appropriation.’

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Someone working for clothier Forever 21 is clearly a fan of early ’90s rap and expressed that love in the form of T-shirts. Last week, the company tweeted, “New arrivals… straight outta Compton.” The tweet contained a photo of white models wearing an N.W.A. tank top, a “City of Compton” shirt, and an Ice Cube sweatshirt.

The Twitterati hated it. Just absolutely hated it.

“Cultural appropriation” is the phrase The Huffington Post chose to describe it.

Salon was even less forgiving:

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