Shakira Pulls Necklace from Website After Fans Notice It Bears Striking Resemblance to Nazi Symbol
One day after Melania Trump‘s fashion controversy (ICYMI: She wore a jacket that read “I Really Don’t Care Do U” while on her way to visit migrant children at the U.S.-Mexican border), Shakira is facing a controversy of her own, surrounding a necklace that people are likening to a Nazi symbol.
A gold necklace sold as part of her El Dorado World Tour merchandise (which was designed by concert producer Live Nation) strikes a scarily similar resemblance to a prominent Nazi symbol, the Black Sun.
The necklace, which retailed for $9.95, looks similar to the ancient German symbol, which was associated with the Nazis and featured on the floor of Wewelsburg Castle, a home base for the SS party during the Nazi era. The symbol is forbidden in Germany, according to German outlet Bento, which first noticed the similarity.
The necklace has since been removed from the singer’s website, and Live Nation responded on Twitter, saying the design was based on pre-Columbian imagery.
“However 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.”
Earlier, fans pointed out the similarities between the necklace and the symbol on Twitter.
When her merch first came out in May, Shakira shared a video of herself excitedly checking out the selection (however, she did not review the jewelry selection).