Friday, March 28, 2014

Sweden: H&M recalls shirt with David’s Star and skull

The H&M clothing chain announced that after a deluge of complaints, it was pulling from its stores a shirt depicting a skull in the center of a Star of David. 

The shirt was highlighted by Israeli blogger Eylon Aslan-Levy in a Times of Israel post on Sunday. 
“The assumption is that the designer and H&M did not mean to offend Jews,” Mark Gardner, director of communications at the anti-Semitism watchdog Community Security Trust, told London’s Jewish Chronicle. “Nevertheless, fashion statements can work in diverse ways and if you randomly saw somebody wearing this in the street, then you might well believe it to be antisemitic and purchased from a neo-Nazi website or similar.

More: Times of Israel

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