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. “