Wondering why the American Apparel is sporting a boarded up window today? Apparently not happy with the "Legalize Gay" window display at the store, someone decided early this morning to terminate the window itself.
When Kassandra Powell arrived for work at the Silver Spring American Apparel store yesterday morning, she was met with a crowd, a police car, and a broken window. “I was told that the [security alarm] went off at 5:15 a.m.,” she says.A like-minded individual, too stupid to recognize the difference between a 301 and 202 area code, called the Georgetown store this morning asking if it was the Silver Spring location and bitching about the window display (which at that point was gone, along with the window). Probably some wingnut from God-knows-where who read about it on some blog or message board. This is what you get from all these rural Internet initiatives.
Powell, a store manager, had reason to believe that the early-morning glass-shattering was more than your average retail break-in. Nothing was stolen from the store—including the anti-Prop-8 t-shirts prominently displayed on the opposite side of the glass.
Can you imagine what the perp would have thought of this t-shirt, displayed in the window of the Pyramid Atlantic store last year?
It's not the first time an American Apparel display threatened the sensitivities of our neighbors. The store managed to offend people before it even opened, as some claimed that their advertising was tantamount to kiddie porn. Hell, the American Apparel here is tame. Try the one in Hollywood. That one has actual porn in the store.
UPDATE: American Apparel has responded on their website.