H&M has come under fire for selling a scarf that looks suspiciously like a Tallis! It pulled the item from stores in Israel after shoppers complained about the similarities.
Apologizing for the mix-up, the retailer said it never intended to offend anyone and that, instead, it was inspired by the current trend of stripes. “Everyone is welcome at H&M,” the statement read. “And we never take a religious or political stand.”
While it’s easy to see why people were offended — the beige colorway, stripes, and fringe do make the scarf look like a tallis — we’re sure it was an honest mistake.