The Swedish multinational clothing-retail company Hennes & Mauritz (H & M) has decided to scrap a model of children's stockings with Lego motifs.
The reason for this is a complaint from a person who felt that the line illustrating the drill bouncing against the ground could be understood as "Allah" in Arabic.
"We apologize if the design of the product has outraged and listen to feedback," H & M responds on social media.
Even though H & M says it's only a coincidence that the design may look like something else, the clothing giant says to Dagens Industri that it has chosen to remove the stockings from the product line.
But even though H & M has removed the image, apologized and said it was unfortunate that the image was perceived as offensive, Muslims in South Africa still vandalized H & M stores in protest, which led to temporary forced closure, Expressen reports.
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