Urban Outfitters re-launches Hillary Clinton nutcracker

Urban Outfitters Faces Backlash Over Sexist Hillary Clinton Nutcracker
Urban Outfitters Faces Backlash Over Sexist Hillary Clinton Nutcracker

Urban Outfitters is back in the hot seat, but they really should have seen this one coming.

Just in the time for the holidays, the retail giant has re-released their controversial Hillary Clinton nutcracker, which first debuted during the 2008 election cycle. The box for the $60 political gag reads, "Is america ready for this nutcracker?"

However, if you're looking to score a Hillary nutcracker of your own... you're out of luck. The company website says it's already out of stock, or, perhaps they decided to remove it after having second thoughts about selling the obviously sexist item. We'll never know.

Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti tweeted, "I guess @urbanoutfitters wanted to get a head start on 2016 sexism. Because trendy." And Vox wrote the $60 price tag "seems like $54.05 too much for something you might find in a very, very sexist happy meal."

Eagleview USA, who manufactures the nutcracker, also makes a Bill Clinton corkscrew, because... why not?

This, of course, is not the first time Urban Outfitters has angered people (besides aggravating consumers with the same gift item six years ago.) They managed to infuriate pretty much anyone who saw their vintage Kent State University sweatshirt back in September. The item, which included what looked like blood stains, was reminiscent of the 1970 shooting on the campus where four students were killed.

After receiving scathing criticism, Urban Outfitters pulled the item off their site and released an apology saying the blood stains were just discolorations, and the holes were natural wear and fray.

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