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Zara Accused Of Cultural Appropriation With THIS 'Check Mini Skirt'!

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WTF Zara??
The Spanish fast-fashion retailer is currently selling a “check mini skirt” on its website that is simply described as a “flowing skirt with draped detail in the front” with a “front slit detail at the hem.”
When customers saw the garment, many believed it resembled a lungi, a type of sarong typically worn in South and Southeast Asian countries to combat the area’s intense heat and humidity.
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After photos of the “mini skirt” went viral, people on Twitter accused the brand of cultural appropriation, and for failing to highlight the garment’s inspiration. Oh, and the $90 price tag didn’t help either.
Angry social media users wrote:

This isn’t the first time the company has been slammed for selling a controversial article of clothing. As we reported last year, the label produced a distressed denim skirt featuring an embroidered image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon which now has associations to the alt-right.
In 2014, Zara received flack for selling a kids’ shirt that resembled a Holocaust prisoner uniform. The retailer later apologized, saying “the T-shirt was inspired by the sheriff’s stars from the Classic Western films.”
[Image via Zara.]

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Feb 02, 2018 17:38pm PDT