People Are Calling Out Urban Outfitters For Selling $16 Bamboo Earrings

"You can go to a hair shop and get them for $2 at the most."

A Facebook post criticizing Urban Outfitter's $16 Bamboo Hoop Earrings has gone viral.

Renée Jackson, a 24-year-old who lives in Brooklyn, told BuzzFeed News she "literally laughed out loud" when she spotted the item in a store. Baffled, she wrote a post wondering why a prominent fashion fixture in the black community was being rebranded and revalued.

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The post has been shared more than 16,000 times. Her caption reads:

"The same earrings that people find ratchet or ghetto on black women are now $16.00 and sold at hipsters R us. These are literally a dollar at the nearest black hair store. My culture says you're welcome."

Jackson said she was compelled to share it online "because it was that ridiculous."

The sentiment has really struck a chord.

Other people say they think the Urban Outfitters price is an unreasonably high markup.

come on urban outfitters now you know these earrings are $15 cheaper at the hair store 😒

Cultural appropriation only hurts white ppl, cause black girls know beauty supply always got these for $2.99

Urban Outfitters charging y'all $16 dollars for bamboo earrings when you can go to a hair shop and get them for $2 at the most

i saw bamboo earrings at urban outfitters for $17 and laughed involuntarily.

Jackson explained that she actually enjoys shopping at Urban Outfitters, but she's frustrated they, and others, don't care to understand the "stigmas" of appropriating cultures.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Urban Outfitters for comment.

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