Someecards Logo
ADVERTISING
Topshop under fire for using a symbol of Palestinian resistance as a romper design.

Topshop under fire for using a symbol of Palestinian resistance as a romper design.

ADVERTISING

Topshop has pulled a "festival-ready" romper from its site after facing serious backlash for co-opting the pattern of the keffiyeh scarf, a well-known symbol of Palestinian nationalism. The traditional black-and-white head scarves have been worn by many political parties and religions in Palestine, but gained particular popularity as a sign of resistance in the 1960s, Mashable reports. It's maybe not the type of thing you should turn into a romper.

Per Teen Vogue, the original description for the item (which can no longer be found) read: "Get festival-ready with this cute playsuit in monochrome scarf print with knot tie neck detail. Team with sliders for perfect summer-cool." Yes, cultural appropriation goes great with some freakin' sliders! Very "summer-cool" as they say.

Sources: Mashable,Teen Vogue
© Copyright 2021 Someecards, Inc

ADVERTISING
Featured Content