Urban Outfitters donates to Santorum

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The president of Urban Outfitters, Inc., the global clothing retailer, has donated money to Rick Santorum, and recently produced a transphobic greeting card to sell online.

 

 

 

 

 

By Anna Peirano

Urban Outfitters president Richard Hayne has donated over $13,000 to Rick Santorum over the years. While records show he has not donated to the presidential candidate this cycle, he did send checks to the campaign of Pennsylvania Republican Representative Pat Meehan.

The clothing retailer is perceived by consumers as a refuge for urban hipsters and young liberals. However, like with many corporations, the perception and the politics don’t necessarily parallel. Urban Outfitters, Inc. also owns brands like Anthropologie and Free People.

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