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Netizens call to boycott Zara after anti-Palestine remarks

An anti-Palestine statement by Zara’s head designer Vanessa Perilman during a conversation with a male Palestinian model has caused outrage on social media.

Since then, people all around the world are aiming to boycott the retail giant Zara brand It all started when Vanessa Perilman, the head designer for Zara’s women’s department, made a hate comment against a Palestinian model who later shared Perilman’s message on Instagram.”


Perilman allegedly wrote to Qaher Harhash, a Palestinian model from occupied east Jerusalem. “Israelis don’t teach children to hate, nor throw stones at soldiers as your people do,” Perilman went on, as per the screenshot revealed by Harhash. “The people in my industry know the truth about Israel and Palestine and I will never stop defending Israel. People like you just come and go in the end. Maybe if your people were educated then they won’t go and blow-up schools and hospitals that Israel helped to pay for in Gaza,” wrote Perilman.

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However, Perilman, later deleted her Instagram account and other social media pages after her post went viral. On the other hand, the Palestinian model revealed that Vanessa Perilman has not been fired. The Jerusalem-born model also shared the brand had asked him to share an apology written by Perilman, which he declined to do. “If Zara wants to make a statement with me, they also need to address Islamophobia,” Harhash maintained. “When certain fashion designers said anti-Semitic things, they were fired from their jobs,” he added.

Since the controversy, social media users are demanding to boycott Zara. Let’s have a look:

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