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, containedÂ cheekyÂ 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 movieÂ about the horrors of addiction in Hollywood are actuallyÂ 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.
â€œWe 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,â€ a Nordstrom spokeswoman toldÂ Fortune.
Some killjoys organized a petition to get the line pulled from Nordstrom, and this was their reasoning, according to Fortune:
â€œIt would appear that you are unaware that our country is in the midst of a severe epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths,â€ 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 Nordstromâ€™s reversal was a â€œvictory.â€ 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 withÂ Valley of the Dolls or Moschino’s chosen imagery.Â The existence of a clothing line most peopleÂ can’t even afford isn’t gonna make somebody OD.
Besides, the Moschino clothes clearly come withÂ warning labels…