Pepe, an internet meme co-opted by the so-called “alt-right” last year, has become a widely-recognized symbol of white supremacy. The frog on the Zara skirt bears a passing resemblance to the racist logo.
A Twitter user named meagan was the first to point out the resemblance.
Zara is really out there trying to sell a P*pe the frog skirt, apparently unaware (?) of its current implications https://t.co/gQ3bimsdg2— meagan ? (@meaganrosae) April 18, 2017
Paper Magazine reported that the skirt had apparently been pulled from Zara’s website.
There years ago, the Spanish company apologized for selling a shirt that looked like a concentration camp uniform.
Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Forward. He covers charities and politics, and writes investigations and longform.
Zara Yanks Pepe The Frog Lookalike From Website