Zara Under Fire For Skirt Featuring Alt-Right Hate Meme

Zara Under Fire For Skirt Featuring Alt-Right Hate Meme

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Spanish retailer Zara just made a big fashion blunder.

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The clothing line has come under fire from Twitter users after selling a skirt featuring appliqu├ęs resembling Pepe the Frog, an internet meme that is widely known as a symbol for neo-Nazis and the white nationalist alt-right movement.

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The skirt has since been pulled from the Zara website.

Pepe the Frog was created in 2005 by cartoonist Matt Furie as a friendly, chill frog for the comic series Boy's Club, but was eventually appropriated by hate groups to spew nationalist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Semitic rhetoric.

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The usage got so bad that the Pepe meme was eventually declared a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League in September of 2016.


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