There’s a lot of talk about grunge culture in the U.S., and it’s not all that different from the music, fashion, and fashion culture of other countries.
The two biggest names in that space are grunge clothing brand Urban Outfitters and the hip-hop outfit Run DMC.
Both have been around for decades, but they’ve had some ups and downs.
The brands’ history has been plagued with controversy, but the brands have maintained a strong following among young people who are often more concerned with fashion and style than their roots.
As the UO and Run DMS have expanded their businesses and brands over the past few years, the two have had to contend with some controversies, as well.
In February, Urban Outlet’s CEO Marc Evans apologized for an ad that showed him in a blackface costume as the head of the DMC crew.
It was widely viewed as a homophobic, racist, and misogynistic ad that was meant to make a point about the differences between black and white people, and the brand eventually removed the ad.
In June, Run Dmc and its parent company, Triton Music Group, filed for bankruptcy, and a group of its employees sued Urban Outwear.
The lawsuit claimed that the label “engaged in a series of intentional acts that led to a public perception that the labels management and management staff had acted with gross prejudice and racism.”
In court documents, the suit also claimed that Urban Out is owned by the Tritons, and that Run Dmcs owner, Robert Ritchie, is not a part of the company.
In September, the three-member jury sided with the women, finding that the allegations against Urban Out and Run Discords are true.
They awarded Urban Outten $2.7 million in damages and $1.9 million in punitive damages.
In its ruling, the jury also said that Tritone, Ritchie and Ritchie’s wife, Heather, were not involved in any wrongdoing.
Ritchie and the Ritchies did not immediately respond to requests for comment.