Topshop has come under fire for posting a “festival-ready” playsuit that appeared to have similarities to the Palestinian keffiyeh scarf.
The fashion retailer drew the clothing item after people accused it of “cultural appropriation.”
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The keffiyeh is a traditional Middle Eastern squared headdress which can come in different colours.
The black and white model has become a emblem of Palestinian resistance and armed struggle in the 1960 s after Yasser Arafat adopted it.
It later became a fashion item which could be purchased in several stores in the U.S. and even at mainstream retailers.
In 2007, Urban Outfitters, which was selling the scarves in several colourings as “anti-war woven” pieces, pulled them from stores after it made a controversy.
After the backlash, Topshop drew the item from the website.
Topshop is in the process of removing this style from marketing, ” a spokesperson said.
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