H&M pulls skull and Star of David shirt from the market

(JTA) — The fashion clothing chain H&M has withdrawn a sleeveless top depicting a skull inside of a Star of David.

The man’s vest was removed from the market after “feedback” from angry shoppers, an H&M spokesman told the London Jewish Chronicle. The Swedish-based company is located in 53 countries including the United States and Israel.

“Please accept our most sincere apologies that this has caused offense. We understand the criticism and in response to this have decided to remove the T-shirt from all stores with immediate effect,” an H&M spokesman told the Times of Israel, where a blogger first alerted readers to the existence of the article of clothing.

Last year, the clothing retailer stopped selling a colorful Native American-inspired headdress, after an Ojibwa-Mohawk woman spoke out against it as offensive, according to the Huffington Post.

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