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H&M withdraws vest over anti-Semitism controversy

Fashion retailer pulls menswear item featuring a skull in the center of a Star of David.

Associated Press
Published: 03.28.14, 17:58 / Israel Jewish Scene

VIDEO - Fashion retailer H&M has pulled a vest from its shelves worldwide after accusations its design, which featured a menacing skull in the center of a Star of David, was anti-Semitic.

 

 

The menswear item, which was withdrawn this week following complaints, was also destined for sale in Israel, where the retailer has 14 stores.

 

Video courtesy of jn1.tv

 

H&M, a Swedish company, said in a statement Friday: "We are sincerely sorry if the T-shirt print has offended anyone, it was not our intention to provoke such a reaction."

 

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor welcomed the garment's withdrawal, calling it a "thoughtless and insensitive design."

 

Kantor said he hoped "that the symbols of the Jewish People will be given the same care as those of other minority groups."

 

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