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.
So Shakira most likely accidentally put a nazi symbol on her tour merch and didn’t know it lmao pic.twitter.com/HRjP41owbO— Bill Rickards (@Billfromwawa) June 19, 2018
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.”
The necklace Live Nation designed for Shakira’s “El Dorado World Tour” was based on Pre-Columbian imagery. However… 1/— Live Nation (@LiveNation) June 21, 2018
some fans have expressed concern that the design bears an unintentional resemblance to Neo-Nazi imagery. We sincerely apologize for this inadvertent similarity and have permanently pulled the item from the tour collection. 2/— Live Nation (@LiveNation) June 21, 2018
This story "Shakira Pulled Nazi-Like Necklace From ‘El Dorado’ Tour Merchandise" was written by Alyssa Fisher.