Neo-Nazis may not be the first thing that you think of when you think about designer Marc Jacobs, but a recent t-shirt debacle has drawn a strange comparison between the two camps.
The diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs has released a T-shirt with a graphic of two combat boots on the front. Unfortunately (and unintentionally), the graphic looks almost identical to a graphic strewn across t-shirts for white supremacy group Skrewdriver.
The lead singer of the band was a self-proclaiming neo-Nazi and was a member of the British white-power rock scene until his death in 1993.
In a statement to The Cut, a spokesperson from the company said, "It has been brought to our attention that the imagery on a T-shirt of ours is similar to that used by a band. We were not trying to make a connection to that band or make a statement of any kind. We have removed the stock of the shirt from our own stores and offer our retail partners the same opportunity."
Stores, hoping to avert any controversy themselves, have pulled the tee, but some have yet to react. At the moment Nordstrom has removed the T-shirt, but Saks Fifth Avenue has yet to do so.
[via The Cut]