Miley Cyrus slams Urban Outfitters

By Alexandra Heilbron on May 31, 2011 | 8 Comments

Pop tart Miley Cyrus has taken to Twitter to express her disapproval with clothing/accessories chain store Urban Outfitters after it was alleged that the company stole a necklace design from designer Stevie K’s line. The charms come in the shape of each of the 50 states of America, with a hole in the shape of a heart. Urban Outfitters has similar charms that are much less costly, called the “I Heart Destination necklaces” but they “unequivocally” deny stealing the design. One of Steve K’s customers sent her a link showing the charms for sale on Urban Outfitters’ website, and she tweeted: “My heart sank a little bit.  The World/United States of Love line that I created is one of the reasons that I was able to quit my full-time job.  They even stole the item name as well as some of my copy. I’m very disappointed in Urban Outfitters… I understand that they are a business, but it’s not cool to completely rip off an independent designer’s work.” Miley tweeted: “Love that everybody is hating on Urban Outfitters. Not only do they steal from artists but every time you give them money you help finance a campaign against gay equality.” Does Miley’s protest make you less likely to shop at Urban Outfitters? [poll=285]


Comments & Discussion

  1. Germain • May 31, 2011 @ 3:03 PM

    That damn Twitter makes the world go round. Hell, everytime a star tweets something remotly controversial, it has to be reported somewhere, somehow. The same stars that tweet all the time about random things are the ones who complain that they don’t have a private life and are hounded by paparrazzos. Maybe if you stop tweeting every five minutes about everything and anything, people will stop giving you attention that, frankly, you don’t really deserve.

  2. jane • May 31, 2011 @ 6:07 PM

    I agree with Miley: stealing somebody’s design, making money of it, and not paying the artist anything is wrong.
    Regardless of people’s like or dislike of Miley, the point is still valid, and theft is still theft!

  3. C-Dub • May 31, 2011 @ 8:47 PM

    Stealing a design or stealing phrases (plagerism), or clothing designs and even tattoos (see the injunction against Hangover pt2 issue), really stealing is stealing, and especially wrong if you try to make a profit off someone elses work.
    Side note Miley, who cares. But thanks for letting the world know this major issue.
    Let’s check the stock market and see if Miley influenced Urban Outfitters stock. I’d be amazed.

  4. Kags • May 31, 2011 @ 9:32 PM

    Miley get over youself, your nothing but a spoiled brat

  5. Spanky • June 1, 2011 @ 11:32 AM

    Can’t wait for the nude photos to be leaked or the sex tape, I’m not picky.

  6. JEFF • June 2, 2011 @ 3:23 PM

    Miley can be tamed by me. lol

  7. Bryan • June 6, 2011 @ 12:06 AM

    Yeah, stealing a design is just plain low. I’m not a fan of Miley but she is right on this one.

  8. christian • June 20, 2011 @ 6:03 AM

    Whatever Miley Cyrus has to say probably isn’t of much interest to anyone. Her 15 minutes are up.

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