Zara drops skirt over internet hate symbol


Fashion giant Zara is in hot water as it may have sold a denim skirt with infamous internet meme Pepe the Frog sewn to it. The New York Times reported that Zara took the skirt in question off of its website after savvy customers pointed out the similarities. It’s not hard to see why it’d want to avoid a comparison: Pepe was officially recognized as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League last year due to its frequent association with online racism and antisemitism. The New York Times gives the artist who designed the skirt, Mario de Santiago, the benefit of the doubt. They cite his Spanish nationality as…

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