Brian Blenkhorn
Brian Blenkhorn

What is shameful is that everyone stands by as our constitutional rights are trampled. This company has a right to free speech and any petition has no right to tell them otherwise. This country was NOT founded on the believe that we should censor what people say or what people profit from. I propose that you as citizens do the right thing and exercise your right not to buy their products.

Bill Woessner
Bill Woessner
  • Brian Blenkhorn

Brian, thanks for your input and your idea to vote with your pocketbook is an excellent suggestion; however, your contention that this country was not founded on the belief that we should censor what people say or what people profit from is quite off the mark. This country has very specific laws regarding "what people may profit from" including human trafficking, illicit drugs, prostitution/solicitation, insider trading, illegal arms trade, etc.

Beverley Krevens
Beverley Krevens
  • Brian Blenkhorn

You don't want this sort of thing to appear trendy. It IS DANGEROUS and many young people have lost their lives to this epidemic. They can sell anything they like but they SHOULD be responsible. As much as they have the right to sell, we have the right to speak up.. Educate the children.

Colin Scott
Colin Scott
  • Brian Blenkhorn

What does FREE SPEACH have to do with selling drugs?? OK Drug related paraphanalia then. Be a corporate crop. Capitolism is based on it. Do not question corporate authority, Buy our crap, eat our poison, take our drugs, and get cancer so we can Cure YOU!!!

Lisa Barrett
Lisa Barrett
  • Brian Blenkhorn

I have lost my little brother at 32, and my 19 year old son.. Although he was clean at the time, it was complications that occurred from his past drug use.
Marketing replica pill bottles and everything with RX on it, is not a good idea. Yes they have a right to market their product, but really at what cost?? Our youth??
Why don't you give your children or grandchildren a cup of juice that resembles a pill bottle!!?? Take them in public with RX bottle sippy cups, where does it stop? Put...

I have lost my little brother at 32, and my 19 year old son.. Although he was clean at the time, it was complications that occurred from his past drug use.
Marketing replica pill bottles and everything with RX on it, is not a good idea. Yes they have a right to market their product, but really at what cost?? Our youth??
Why don't you give your children or grandchildren a cup of juice that resembles a pill bottle!!?? Take them in public with RX bottle sippy cups, where does it stop? Put the RX logo on diapers, book covers??
Its not infringing on their right to market and the 1st amendment, it falls under using their damn skills to market properly, who wants to profit off of $$ from teens buying this, who may or may not start thinking its cool looking? Image is everything, and teens are impressionable, why expose them to any of this crap. This isn't even funny as a gag gift!! Especially with so many people dying from drugs?

Eric Depue
Eric Depue
  • Brian Blenkhorn

Or we could exercise our right to free speech by signing this petition... :/

Kathy Brock Frasier
Kathy Brock Frasier
  • Brian Blenkhorn

Anybody has a right to tell anybody how they feel. This doesn't mean the corporation must heed the petition but others certainly have a right to tell them their opinion of it.

Sandi McClure Daoust
Sandi McClure Daoust
  • Brian Blenkhorn

I lost a teenager to drugs. We need to control what is marketed to our children! If not, I agree, let's put them out of business.

Brian Blenkhorn
Brian Blenkhorn
  • Brian Blenkhorn

I'm sorry for your loss. However, there's another word for controlling marketing: communism. Such levels of regulation have no place in a free market. Instead perhaps we should invest more money in educating our children to make the right decisions and end the idolization of poor role models and negative marketing campaigns. Not only does this sound cheaper and less intrusive to company's constitution rights, it will instill life long lessons and standard for our children to live by. Also,...

I'm sorry for your loss. However, there's another word for controlling marketing: communism. Such levels of regulation have no place in a free market. Instead perhaps we should invest more money in educating our children to make the right decisions and end the idolization of poor role models and negative marketing campaigns. Not only does this sound cheaper and less intrusive to company's constitution rights, it will instill life long lessons and standard for our children to live by. Also, I fail to see how this is a marketing campaign aimed at children, consternation the drinking age is 21 and I don't think teenagers are the number one demographic for coffee customers.

Krista Westervelt Reed
Krista Westervelt Reed
  • Brian Blenkhorn

Here is the text of the First Amendment to the Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Brian, please explain to me how this petition violates free speech rights.

Brian Blenkhorn
Brian Blenkhorn
  • Brian Blenkhorn

This petition itself does not violate any speech rights. In fact, I would fight for your right to make such a petition. I will leave it at that. It is a fools game to have a political debate on the internet. I'm sorry for anyone who has been hurt by drug abuse.

Lisa Lowe
Lisa Lowe
  • Brian Blenkhorn

I think Brian's point is that responding to this text will not make a dent in the fact that companies who stand to profit off of vulnerable people will and are legally allowed to do so. As an advocate for prevention and treatment in Maryland, I am continuously amazed and dismayed that when the Governor cuts the treatment budget by 6 million dollars, no one will go to Annapolis to testify. I am frustrated to the point of tears when I show up to testify on a substance abuse related bill with...

I think Brian's point is that responding to this text will not make a dent in the fact that companies who stand to profit off of vulnerable people will and are legally allowed to do so. As an advocate for prevention and treatment in Maryland, I am continuously amazed and dismayed that when the Governor cuts the treatment budget by 6 million dollars, no one will go to Annapolis to testify. I am frustrated to the point of tears when I show up to testify on a substance abuse related bill with one other parent, and we cannot get through the throngs of people who have overrun our state capital, in defense of or in protest against the "gun bill". Our kids are dying. There is a national epidemic. Yet, we parents, friends, brothers and sisters remain silent.

Randi Wall
Randi Wall

This is no joke.

Laura Tarver
Laura Tarver

The use of or the misuse of drugs period! are only leading to addictions that could lead to death! Prescription drugs I agree can be just as addicting. Whats sad is Parents who have these prescriptions and the teens get a hold of them. A vicious cycle. Teens who see their parents use and or misuse these drugs, it is portraying wow if its okay for you it is also for me. Children will model their parents in many ways. Binge drinking the same... simply an awful addiction and never ever such a thing to laugh about!

Jim Kooler
Jim Kooler

Appreciate the young people of Friday Night Live in Orange County for bringing this to our attention and for The Partnership for organizing the campaign. Time for businesses like Urban Outfitters to be responsible and not promote products that encourage dangerous activities. There is nothing funny about prescription drug abuse and binge drinking.

Michelle Sebenick
Michelle Sebenick

Thank God I'm clean now but prescription pills lead me into a 7 year battle with Heroin addiction, nothing to play or joke about, I have also witnessed many overdoses due to prescription pills!! Stop promoting these dangerous chemicals like it is some kind of funny game these are nothing to laugh about!!!!!

Kayla Pardue
Kayla Pardue
  • Michelle Sebenick

good job on your sobriety!! good luck and may God bless you!

Darcey Waun
Darcey Waun
  • Michelle Sebenick

Congratulations Michelle!

Rebecca Stevens
Rebecca Stevens
  • Michelle Sebenick

Congratulations Michelle!
I know all to well what you've been through, I spent 24 yrs of my life addicted to opiate based pain pills after have surgery. Going on 3 1/2 sober.

Millie Renee Jones
Millie Renee Jones
  • Michelle Sebenick

Stay strong Michelle and thank you for sharing.

Chanelle Lynn
Chanelle Lynn
  • Michelle Sebenick

YANA

Paul V Cassidy
Paul V Cassidy
  • Michelle Sebenick

Tank God you're looking well. I see you've wowed the apples - or oranges, not sure which - off that tree behind you. Not surprised.

Charlett Loveless
Charlett Loveless
  • Michelle Sebenick

So happy for you

Pam LaChance
Pam LaChance
  • Michelle Sebenick

Good for you and your courage to admit it. I have a son who was also lead to heroin and has been clean now for one year. It's a tough thing to admit with the stereotypes and the number of people who are uneducated about addiction. Let your voice be heard and keep doing it one day at a time!!

Stephanie Adams
Stephanie Adams

Shame on you

Kristi Carlson
Kristi Carlson

My 17 year old son Daniel died on 7/22/12 of an accidental prescription drug overdose. His friends didnt realize they were mixing potentially lethal doses. Stop promoting drugs as something cool. Shame on you urban outfitters, how would you feel if it was your child.

Debbi Black
Debbi Black
  • Kristi Carlson

Hear hear.
So very sorry for your loss.
I pray everyday for our kids to stay clean.

Jamie Erickson
Jamie Erickson
  • Kristi Carlson

Yes honey... shame on these people.... messed up.... I love you..... <3

Cindy Gregory
Cindy Gregory
  • Kristi Carlson

So many deaths... too many children .. Im so sorry.

Debra Cameron
Debra Cameron
  • Kristi Carlson

Very true-shame on UO.

Kevin Rocky Davis
Kevin Rocky Davis
  • Kristi Carlson

So sorry for your loss. Prescription drugs have destroyed my family!! It's a low thing to do by making it cool or a joke! Urban outfitters has lost my business an I have a 13 and 14 year old sons with friends who I urge to stay away from this horrible company.

Usmc Diana M Davis
Usmc Diana M Davis
  • Kristi Carlson

get some help for your abuse

Kristi Carlson
Kristi Carlson
  • Kristi Carlson

Excuse me Diana Shropshire? Help for my abuse? I write of my son's death and this is your response!

Marc McCole
Marc McCole

urban outfitters selling products of this nature isn't really the problem. the fact that the average american pursues medical treatment to address everything is the problem. can't concentrate = adderall. can't sleep = ambien. can't procreate = little purple pill. life hasn't worked out quite the way i planned = anti-depressant. urban outfitters offerings are simply a reflection of who we've become.

Anne Diaz
Anne Diaz
  • Marc McCole

Great point, Marc.

Lena Sheffield
Lena Sheffield
  • Marc McCole

of course it's a bigger social and economic problem but we can't ignore the little aspects of the problem even if they seem insignificant. ignoring can be taken as condoning.

Ellisa J Pinkston Naumann
Ellisa J Pinkston Naumann
  • Marc McCole

Ditto Lena. If our efforts stop just one retailer (urban outfitters) from selling these products, it's important.

Marc McCole
Marc McCole
  • Marc McCole

and i can appreciate that. i guess i'm just concerned that this is addressing a symptom, and bypassing the cause.

Sandy Baumgardner
Sandy Baumgardner
  • Marc McCole

Wherever Urban Outfitters falls in the "problem" continuum, it is irresponsible merchandising for a chain that targets teenage consumers.

Jackie Esparza
Jackie Esparza
  • Marc McCole

true to all this. but that should not be out there. My daughter is a pharmicist and she would never allow her children to go into a store and see that. they would definetly make a comment as they know what prescription bottles look like and they only use them to put little toys in for there there dolls and nothing else. they know that drugs are not to be used for recreational purposees.amen. and they know not to touch them if they are in there home or anyone else's.and they are only young...

true to all this. but that should not be out there. My daughter is a pharmicist and she would never allow her children to go into a store and see that. they would definetly make a comment as they know what prescription bottles look like and they only use them to put little toys in for there there dolls and nothing else. they know that drugs are not to be used for recreational purposees.amen. and they know not to touch them if they are in there home or anyone else's.and they are only young kids. we have already seen enough of this when they violated my family by stealing drugs to make meth with.after nine months they caught the ruthless sucker that did it. and his family said they never knew it. give me a break . protect our children and family.

Kevin Rocky Davis
Kevin Rocky Davis
  • Marc McCole

Yes I agree the problem is the drug companies and the doctors who make tons an tons of money by over medicating people then these people sell the left over drugs or the are stolen. It's all about the almighty dollar!!! But for urban outfitters to make light of pill abuse is horrible and they do it for the dollars just like these rappers selling songs talking about taking drugs all for the dollar! Shame on them all! They shall Burn in Hell!!

Marc McCole
Marc McCole
  • Marc McCole

I mean, it's free speech, right? Surely the right response is not to wish them an eternity in hell.

Nicole Lipps
Nicole Lipps

that's terrible! NO JOKE I WOULDNT EXPECT MY DAUGHRT THATS 15 WALK into a store and see this!!
remove and sign the petition! I did!!

Jackie Esparza
Jackie Esparza
  • Nicole Lipps

I did too. I have young granddaughters that know what that is.its pretty bad when they can tell you no to drugs.

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