Forever 21's controversial Compton line of t-shirts are now straight outta sight on its website after causing a fury on Twitter.
Sparks began to fly Thursday after the retailer tweeted, "New arrivals... straight outta Compton." The tweet was accompanied by the above photo of white models wearing the shirts emblazoned with logos that read, "Ice Cube," "City Of Compton" and "N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group."
The tweet was quickly deleted after some accused the company of cultural appropriation.
Forever 21. with Straight out of Compton? 99% of the ppl wearing that shit have never been to Compton and know nothing of it. I can’t deal.
— Ⓜ. (@MylaKnowsBEST) September 25, 2013
And it seems Forever 21 has since yanked the shirts off of its retail site altogether. A quick google search for "Forever 21 Compton tee" leads to a page on the store's website that reads "We're sorry. This item is no longer available." The same thing happens if you search for "Forever 21 NWA tee."
Forever 21 did not respond to an email from the Huffington Post requesting comment.
Here's a sampling of some other Twitter reactions to the shirts:
They have "straight outta Compton" shirts at forever 21 what is this shit man
— Dee Maloul * (@DmaloulLiv) September 24, 2013
Forever 21 really got the three skinniest, whitest, most 949 looking models they could find and dressed them up in NWA shirts. WTF
— Trevor Chillips (@Joe_Schmuck) September 19, 2013
There's not even a forever21 in Compton! RT @RavennaWhite They didn't even use a black model.
— GREAT Scott!!! (@CBHeart) September 19, 2013
The nerve of forever 21 dropping clothes like that. These little teenage white chick's have no idea what NWA is.
— Victor Sanchez (@questioncom) September 19, 2013