Miley Cyrus is using her Twitter account to speak out against clothing store chain Urban Outfitters. Yesterday, news broke that Urban had ripped off an independent jewelry designer, stealing her designs and copy almost verbatim. Urban has developed a reputation for stealing designs from smaller labels or independent designers who are unable to afford lawyers or who don’t have a way to speak up for themselves. Not only did Miley speak out against Urban, tweeting “Love that everybody is hating on Urban Outfitters,” she pointed out that the chain has more issues than just plagiarism. Urban has long had a relationship with conservative politicians who are working to ban gay marriage, an issue Miley is passionate about. “Not only do they [Urban Outfitters] steal from artists but every time you give them money you help finance a campaign against gay equality,” she wrote. She followed up with a tweet about how Urban Outfitters donated $13,000 to the political campaign of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is rabidly anti-gay rights.
Miley, if you want to start the boycott, we would be more than happy to join you.