LONDON: Trend model Zara stated on Tuesday (Dec 12) it regretted the “misunderstanding” over an advertising campaign featuring mannequins with missing limbs and statues wrapped in white that triggered requires a boycott by some pro-Palestinian activists.
“Sadly, some prospects felt offended by these pictures, which have now been eliminated, and noticed in them one thing removed from what was meant after they have been created,” Zara stated in a submit on its Instagram account.
That account had seen tens of hundreds of feedback posted in regards to the photographs, many with Palestinian flags, whereas “#BoycottZara” was trending on messaging platform X. Critics stated the photographs resembled photographs of corpses in white shrouds in Gaza.
“Zara regrets that misunderstanding and we reaffirm our deep respect in direction of everybody,” Zara stated.
Six posts showcasing the marketing campaign have been scrubbed from Zara’s Instagram web page.
Zara stated on the launch of the gathering on Dec 7 that it was impressed by males’s tailoring from previous centuries.
The photographs appeared to indicate an artist studio with ladders, packing supplies, picket crates and cranes, and assistants sporting overalls.