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Online retailer Shein has removed a pendant in the shape of a swastika from its offerings following complaints.
The necklace, sold for $2.50 under the name "Swastika pendant necklace," was removed following an Instagram post by the advocacy organization Stop Antisemitism.
"[W]e demand that #shein IMMEDIATELY remove this item from their website as it represents the mass murder of millions," the organization said in its post Thursday. The product was no longer available less than an hour later, according to BuzzFeed News.
The product was pulled days after the retailer issued an apology for selling Islamic prayer rugs as decorative mats.
"As a global brand, we vow to do a much better job in educating ourselves on different cultures, religions and traditions to ensure our diverse community is respected and honored," the statement reads. "We offer our sincerest apology to all whom we have hurt and offended, and hope we can earn your forgiveness."
The Hill has reached out to Walker Drawas, a public relations firm that lists Shein as a client, for comment.