Nordstrom Won’t Sell Moschino’s Pill Collection Because People Are Offended
We are truly living through a second coming of the P.C. movement: Nordstrom just announced they’ll stop carrying Moschino’s pill-themed capsule collection because people are offended.
The collection, you’ll recall, contained cheeky Valley of the Dolls references, from the pill bottle imagery to the white tabs sticking out to make models look like paper dolls.
For the discerning shoppers of Nordstrom, though, these references to an iconic ’60s movie about the horrors of addiction in Hollywood are actually encouraging opioid abuse.
And now, Nordstrom’s caving to pressure to pull the line from the three U.S. stores where they were offering it.
“We appreciate all the constructive feedback we received from concerned customers and ultimately decided to remove the collection from our site and the three stores where we offered it,” a Nordstrom spokeswoman told Fortune.
Some killjoys organized a petition to get the line pulled from Nordstrom, and this was their reasoning, according to Fortune:
“It would appear that you are unaware that our country is in the midst of a severe epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths,” Anderson wrote in the petition, which now only calls on Saks and Moschino to stop selling the line. Anderson told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that Nordstrom’s reversal was a “victory.” He noted that most addictions to opioids originate with a legal prescription.
Honestly, this guy needs to chill. Opioid addiction is a serious problem in the U.S., sure. But that has absolutely nothing to do with Valley of the Dolls or Moschino’s chosen imagery. The existence of a clothing line most people can’t even afford isn’t gonna make somebody OD.
Besides, the Moschino clothes clearly come with warning labels…