Another day, another casually transphobic product

I don’t know who found this first – it was all over twitter yesterday. It seems Urban Outfitters have joined the ranks of retailers using casual transphobia in their products with this greetings card, described by them as “charming”. (Update at 1130, 19th March: The card appears to have been pulled. The link now shows just that the product has “sold out”.)

In case it gets pulled down – I hope it does – here’s the text:

Jack and Jill,
Went up the hill,
So Jack could see Jill’s fanny,
But Jack got a shock,
And an eyeful of cock,
Because Jill was a closet tranny.

Their twitter account, @uoeurope has had a large number of (Polite so far, I’m pleased to say) messages asking for an explanation. No response as yet.


  1. apparently their was a massive rush in sales because they all sold out – should I ring them and ask when they are going to have it back in stock?

  2. Horrible transphobia aside, surely if they were indeed a ‘closet tranny’ then Jack would never have seen Jill as Jill unless he was in the same closet…

  3. well it says “sold out” but i think that means they pulled it down. i, and a few other people i know, sent them emails. hopefully it wasn’t worth the bad press & they got rid of them.

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