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Twittersphere Is Not Happy About Sandy-Themed Sales

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Within the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy damage updates and Instagram pics of East Coasters' drinks and/or snacks last night was an overwhelmingly negative opinion of Sandy-themed sales. Brands like Urban Outfitters and Steven Alan's e-mail blasts alerting shoppers to free shipping deals didn't specifically incur much wrath, but the overall feeling was that conditions were too serious to warrant shopping.

Much of the twitter rage was directed toward American Apparel, who's pretty familiar with anger spelled out in 140 characters or less. This particular criticism was directed toward the retailer's email blast sent Monday night, which offered 20% off to those states in Sandy's path for the next 36 hours "in case you're bored during the storm."

American Apparel has not issued a comment.
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