Zara Gets Backlash For Its 'Check Mini Skirt'

It's not the first time Zara has been in trouble for its controversial fashions.
PHOTO: (LEFT) Zara, (RIGHT) Getty

Fast-fashion retailer Zara is getting backlash on the Internet for selling a brown "check mini skirt" that ties at the front and some people say resembles a lungi, a garment typically worn in South and Southeast Asian cultures. 

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People called out the brand after photos of the style circulated on Tuesday, with some saying the company appropriated South Asian fashion without acknowledging the inspiration.

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Others took issue with the price tag, comparing it with the inexpensive cost of an actual lungi.

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It's not the first time Zara has been in hot water for its controversial fashions. In 2014, it sold a children's striped shirt with a six-pointed yellow star, resembling uniforms worn by concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust, and, in 2017, it pulled a denim skirt featuring a symbol that resembled "Pepe the Frog," which became synonymouswith the alt-right movement and anti-Semitic hate groups.

A representative for Zara didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. 

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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