Following last week’s window smashings at American Apparel, they sent out a statement to help clear things up. Here’s what they had to say…
We’ve gotten a few inquires about an incident at our Williamsburg store last week, and because online speculation can so often go awry, we thought we’d try set the record straight with the facts we have available. About 20 small windows were broken by a group of people on Thursday around midnight. The piece of metal used to smash them was left behind, a few mannequins were scuffed, and nothing was stolen. The police apprehended and arrested two people later that night, a man and a woman, and we’ll likely proceed by attempting to be reimbursed for the destroyed property.
As far as anything goes regarding a black-clad hipster uprising or mobs of angry retail protesters terrorizing Brooklyn, there hasn’t been anything to confirm this apart from a few blog comments. Most retailers have a brush with vandalism at some point, which although unfortunate, is just a reality of being in business. As it stands, this appears to be one of those instances.
But! Gothamist has a theory. “Could black-clad hipsters be confused with black-clad communists? Bring those perps into the ‘interrogation room,’ Dov Charney, because the photos from that recent American Apparel protest show the angry rioters also wearing… all black.”
Related: did we never find their blog weaponry? If they said they have blogs, then they must be out there. C’mon people, find the retail terrorists/vandals’ blog!