H&M, American Apparel take heat for edgy moves

While H&M pulled a shirt from its stores that featured a skull over a Star of David, a model’s photo for American Apparel showed more skin than many observers thought was appropriate.

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I doubt that there were anti-Semitic intentions on the part of the designer, but there is no escaping that the juxtaposition – no matter how accidental – of these two symbols is entirely inappropriate and offensive. The more I look at it, the more I am at a loss to explain how H&M commissioned or even approved this item.

He tweeted a photo of the shirt:

@MarcusDysch Would the JC fashion page like to review this vest at H&M? pic.twitter.com/GhHFtirOIH

— Eylon Aslan-Levy (@Eylon_AL) March 23, 2014

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