Zara pulled a skirt from other website intended for ‘Pepe the Frog’ fine detail
April 22, 2017
After backlash on social media, retailer Zara has pulled one particular skirt from sale.
It came to public attention after Twitter user @meaganrosae shared her distaste on the site:
“Zara is really out there trying to sell a Pepe the frog skirt, evidently unaware (? ) of its current implications, ” Meagan wrote.
What she’s referring to is Pepe the Frog, which became a popular hate symbol of the alt-right throughout the 2016 election.
Soon after, more criticism for the skirt flourished:
“I’m really proud that my dumb lil tweets about the bad Pepe skirt got the product pulled from Zara, ” Meagan wrote, “it has no place in our closets/world. ”
Update: Zara responded in an emailed statement to AOL. com:
“The skirt is part of the limited Oil-On-Denim collection which was created through collaborations with artists and is only available in selected markets.
The designer of the skirt is Mario de Santiago, known on-line as Yimeisgreat. Mario explores social interactions through his work and in his personal words ‘The idea came from a wall painting I drew with friends some years ago. ‘ There is absolutely no link to the suggested theme. “
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