Despite the uproar it is causing, Los Angeles boutique is continuing to carry a line of shirts emblazoned with the words “Vicodin,” “Adderall” and “Xanax.”
Critics say the shirts trivialize painkiller abuse. Drug companies reportedly are threatening legal action. Kitson LA defended the shirts on artistic grounds, and now is pledging to devote all proceeds to The Partnership at Drugfree.org, which is keeping the whole thing at arm’s length.
It’s not the first fashion line to find inspiration (and controversy) in the painkiller epidemic. Earlier this year, Urban Outfitters pulled a line of flasks and eyeglasses that looked like prescription pill bottles.