Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Controversial Topshop t-shirt gets banned..

Up until today Topshop was selling a band style T-shirt that hadden hidden historical references that have offended many people. The T-shirt featured the skull and crossbow logo of the Nazi SS, hardly a symbol you want to be buying in order to look 'fashionable'. The black and white vest top features the word "slayer" with a graphic print of the skull and crossbow symbol and was sold for £22. 

The above logo was the logo of the 3rd division during the Second World War and is deemed highly offensive for many people. Before it was removed the tshirt was described on Topshops website as; “shrunken fit vest with lace detail featuring Slayer motif by And Finally”. Earlier today on Topshop's Facebook page they removed the t-shirt and apologised for any inconvenience caused. The announced: 

"It has come to our attention that a T-shirt that we had in stock up until earlier today featured a skull and cross bone design which has upsetting historic connotations and references. It is not our intention to cause offence through our collections and it has now been removed from all stores as well as Topshop.com. We apologise for any distress felt by our customers". 

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