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Shakira Pulled Nazi-Like Necklace From ‘El Dorado’ Tour Merchandise

Shakira is under fire for selling a tour merchandise necklace resembling a Nazi symbol, according to Hollywood Reporter.

German publication Bento first called out the necklace, a featured product for the singer’s El Dorado tour, for bearing similarities to the Nazi Black Sun symbol, which encompasses swastikas. The Black Sun was first used in a mosaic at the Wewelsburg Castle in Germany, which served as a home base for the SS party and Adolf Hitler’s close associate, Heinrich Himmler.

The gold pendant is no longer for sale.

Live Nation addressed the backlash in a statement on Twitter, explaining that “the necklace Live Nation designed for Shakira’s El Dorado World Tour was based on Pre-Columbian imagery.”

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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