H&M recently faced MAJOR backlash from one of their shirt designs, which featured a giant Star of David on a tank with a skull in the center (pictured above).
The Times of Israel criticized the image for looking anti-Semitic for obvious reasons, which prompted the retailer to hastily remove the shirt from stores and send out the following apology:
“Please accept our most sincere apologies that this has caused offense. We understand the criticism and in response to this have decided to remove the T-shirt from all stores with immediate effect.”
While we’re happy to hear H&M has attempted to right the situation quickly, we have to wonder how the offensive design was ever approved to begin with!
Even if the designer didn’t mean for the shirt to seem anti-Semitic, shouldn’t someone have noticed that it could easily be interpreted that way??
[Image via Twitter.]
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