H&M won’t sell vest with controversial skull/star design

March 29, 2014 

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 Swedish company said in a statement Friday that it is sorry if the print offended anyone and that it was not its intention to provoke such a reaction.

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

The menswear item was also on sale in stores worldwide, including in Israel, where the retailer has 14 stores.

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