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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.

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The menswear item, which was withdrawn this week following complaints, was also destined for sale in Israel, where the retailer has 14 stores.


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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."


פרסום ראשון: 03.28.14, 17:58
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