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19 April 2017, 16:06
It seems that everyone is hating on high street store Zara right now and it’s for a bit of a surprising reason.
You might remember that the brand came under fire a few years back for a certain striped t-shirt which many thought resembled that of a Star of David badge.
Well, now, shoppers are furious with the store after they released a denim skirt with a painted frog on it - a frog which looked a lot like Pepe The Frog… a meme which was turned into a hate symbol used by white supremacists.
The denim skirt, complete with two painted on frogs, appeared on the website with a whole load of other painted denim.
Many other designs were inoffensive with denim jackets emblazoned with ‘nope’ and a couple of painted on tigers. You know, the normal.
But then there was Pepe. A frog that looked a lot like the particular frog which was first created by Matt Furie in 2005, which was later used by hate groups and classified as a hate symbol in September by the Anti-Defmation League due to its racist and anti-Semitic usage.
Naturally, Twitter responded and people were not happy.
This is bad pic.twitter.com/8a2cbx0T70— meagan(@meaganrosae) April 18, 2017
hmm Pepe on a Zara skirt. wtf?— Chris Carella (@ccarella) April 18, 2017
Anyone who's surprised about Zara's Pepe the frog skirt probably doesn't remember this. I do. pic.twitter.com/GDaWmXSJng— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) April 18, 2017
Just googled "Zara Pepe the Frog skirt", because this website and 2017 are bad— kait f (@kaitlfyden) April 18, 2017
@ZARA Seriously? Pepe the Frog? Alt Right? That's who your target customers are? Me and my wallet will be shopping elsewhere.— Gina (@Gina02301885) April 19, 2017