Women’s fashion company Shein removed a listing for a swastika pendant necklace on Thursday after screenshots of the offensive piece of jewelry were shared on social media.
The gold pendant had been for sale on the fast fashion retailer’s website for $2.50 until it was removed. The listing advertised the Nazi symbol of hate as a “metal pendant necklace.”
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TODAY Style, however in a statement to the New York Post, the company said the necklace wasn’t depicting a Nazi symbol, but rather a “Buddhist swastika which has symbolized spirituality and good fortune.”
“For the record, Shein was not selling a Nazi swastika pendant, the necklace is a Buddhist swastika which has symbolized spirituality and good fortune for more than a thousand years,” the statement said. “The Nazi swastika has a different design, it is pointed clockwise and