Urban Outfitters causes stir with 'Dictators' t-shirt

Hitler, Sadam Hussein and Kim Jong-il are three of the members of D.W.A. - Dictators With Attitude...

Hitler, Sadam Hussein and Kim Jong-il are three of the members of D.W.A. - Dictators With Attitude - on a T-shirt Urban Outfitters is selling online. (Screengrab)

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, Last Updated: 12:18 PM ET

The clothing store that sent out holiday catalogues filled with f-bomb-laden products last month has stirred up controversy again, this time for putting some of the world's most notorious dictators together on a shirt suggesting they are in a rap group.

Hitler, Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong-il are three of the members of D.W.A. — Dictators With Attitude — on a T-shirt Urban Outfitters is selling online.

The T-shirt is part of the store's "Part-Time Superheros" line on its U.K. site.

Idi Amin and Moammar Gadhafi are the other two members of "the world's most dangerous rap group."

It's a play on a well-known image of the now-defunct hip-hop group N.W.A. that shows members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre and the rest in mug-shot-type photos.

Not everyone appreciates the joke.

"These T-shirts are in incredibly poor taste, and offensive to all victims and survivors who have suffered from oppression, tyranny and genocide," Karen Pollock, of the Holocaust Education Trust, told the Daily Mail.

The U.S.-based retailer has a dozen stores in Canada.

In December, it made headlines with a line of holiday gifts like candles, mugs and photo albums that sported the F-word.


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