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Louis Vuitton slammed for selling keffiyeh-style scarf

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The circumstances are different, but there's really only one reason I'm sharing this.



The garment "is very near and dear to our hearts as Palestinians and to see it appropriated is highly offensive, especially during this time," the Council on American-Islamic Relations said.



Diet Prada, a watchdog blog that describes itself as "disrupting the fashion industry," took issue with the stole on Wednesday. Coming on the heels of deadly fighting between Israelis and Palestinians that has left hundreds dead and parts of the impoverished Gaza Strip reduced to rubble, Diet Prada questioned the timing of the product's marketing.


The blog observed: "So LVMH’s stance on politics is 'neutral,' but they’re still making a $705 logo-emblazoned keffiyeh, which is a traditional Arab headdress that’s become a symbol of Palestinian nationalism. Hmmmm…"



Back in 2008, Dunkin' pulled an advertising campaign that included then-pitchwoman Rachael Ray wearing a fringed black-and-white scarf. Use of the scarf angered some conservative activists, including a right-wing extremist posting on the news section of an entertainment website.


And they have the screenshot right in the article!



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