Retailer Urban Outfitters has come under fire from many in the LGBT community for what advocates are calling a “transphobic” greeting card that was offered for sale on its website, but is now listed as sold out.
The poem on the card reads:
“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.”
Urban Outfitters owns four other retail brands in addition to its namesake — Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, and BHLDN.
Its Chairman and Co-Founder, Richard Hayne, has been described as “a stanch conservative who donates money to Republican politicians,” including virulently anti-gay GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, according to a 2008 article published by the U.K.’s “This is Money.”
Urban Outfitters has not yet replied to a request for comment on the “Jack and Jill” greeting card, which is not listed for sale on its U.S. website.