Schindler's List leggings spark outrage after going on sale

Schindler's List leggings spark outrage after going on sale
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Aden-Jay Wood

By Aden-Jay Wood

Published: 21/04/2022

- 10:34

Updated: 22/04/2022

- 07:00

The controversial item of clothing was found in a shop in California, US

Leggings which feature an image from Schindler’s List, a world-famous film about the Holocaust, has sparked outrage.

The item of clothing was brought to the attention of people after a pair were found in a “thrift store” in Long Beach, California, US.

Elise Brown found the controversial leggings before posting a picture of them on Instagram.

Alongside the image, she wrote: “Babe, what’s wrong? You’ve hardly worn your Schindler’s List leggings.”

The leggings were found in a store in the US
The leggings were found in a store in the US

File photo dated 12/03/19 of Liam Neeson, who has made a surprise cameo appearance in returning Channel 4 hit comedy series Derry Girls.
US actor Liam Neeson featured on the item of clothing
Ian West

The image showed the iconic image of a young girl in a red coat appearing several times, while Liam Neeson, who played Oskar Schindler was also plastered across the trousers.

The post was met with outrage by some who were left shocked by the find.

One user responded to the post by saying: “This article of clothing does not need to exist.”

While another wrote: “I think we’re not going to get any worse than this so shut it down.”

It is believed that the leggings were originally bought from an Australian online shop called RedBubble.

The shop says it aims to “independent artists a meaningful new way to sell their creations".

Other items of Schindler’s list merchandise the Australian store sells include a shower curtain, mini-skirt and cushions.

A spokesperson for RedBubble told GB News: "Redbubble takes matters such as this very seriously.

"With all content uploaded by third party users, occasionally there are content issues that arise that do not comply with our protocols.

"We proactively monitor the marketplace each day and work to restrict certain designs from specific products when not appropriate, but are always grateful to the community for bringing it to our attention.

"The artwork referenced in this article has been restricted and we are adding additional monitoring measures as a result."

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