Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Swastika handbag draws ire in UK

A bag embroidered with Nazi-style swastikas was withdrawn by fashion store Zara today after a rush of complaints.

Bosses were forced to apologise and withdrew the £39 bag immediately. The bag - which also features flowers and bicycles - has four green swastikas at each corner.



Anonymous said...

Its a pretty bag, no reason for people to pretend to be offended, wonder if these same people start crying when the see crosses for sale in the jewelry department?

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say this is a large issue, considering that the Swastika was originally a sign of peace or good luck. We can't frown upon the symbol completely just because it was also used by the nazi's. Things in the world have mutiple meanings and if we don't acknowledge that this particular symbol has a positive meaning, we are just passing judgement on that which we do not fully understand.