H&M apologises after being accused of modelling outfit on Kurdish fighters
Swedish clothing company H&M has been forced into an apology after being accused of modelling a new khaki jumpsuit on the uniforms worn by female Kurdish soldiers battling the Islamic State of Iraq and and the Levant (ISIL).
Dozens of Kurds took to social media Oct. 6 to vent their outrage at the perceived gaffe after H&M released its Autumn/Winter collection earlier this month, including the olive-green all-in-one.
H&M apologised, claiming any similarities between its new range and the Kurdish uniforms are merely coincidental. "We are truly sorry if we have offended anyone with this piece, this was of course never our intention,' said Ida Stahlnacke, H&M's global press officer, in a statement, according to the Daily Mail.
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