Thursday, February 01, 2018

H & M caught up in fresh racism row over offensive ‘Allah’ children’s sock range

SWEDISH fast-fashion giant H & M has apologised and pulled a range of children’s socks from its shelves in response to complaints made by members of the Muslim community.

The offending socks bore an image of a Lego figurine holding a jackhammer — but Muslim shoppers claimed when turned upside down, the image appeared to resemble the word “Allah” in Arabic, prompting outrage.

According to The Independent, a company spokesperson said the resemblance was “entirely coincidental” and that no offence or hidden meaning was intended by the design.

The multinational retailer sells budget-friendly shoes, clothing and accessories for men, women, teenagers and children as well as homewares.

It is the second-largest global clothing retailer, behind Zara’s parent company Inditex, with more than 4500 stores across 62 countries and a workforce of more than 132,000 people.



Anonymous said...

People have imagined that they see the face of Jesus in things for a long time.

Stan B said...

If poor little Allah can't handle a jackhammering Lego character, then he truly is the epitome of what "The Hulk" called a "puny god."

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberal self centered atheists trying to force us to removed IN GOD WE TRUST from our coins and currancy becuase it offends their selfish self centered ideologies

Anonymous said...

The McDonalds golden arches look even more like an inverted Allah script than the Lego sock, and a lot more "in your face"! I guess muslims like their fast-food too much to complain or even notice!

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Anon 4:40 the McDonalds arches is a big big M for McDonalds but as usial some fool with think its a offensive logo i mean some years ago some stupid Eco-Wackos used in the idiotic McDeath dumb signs and bumper stickers