11 Sep, 2012 @ 17:31
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Gordillo shirt pulled from H&M shelves

Gordillo shirt by HM e

By Mason Jones

CLOTHING chain H&M has withdrawn a T-shirt bearing a logo in support of radical mayor and union leader Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo.

The T-shirt, which shows a hand clutching vegetables with the words ‘No world hunger – Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo’, was on sale for less than a week before being removed.

A spokesman for H&M said the firm apologised for causing controversy with the design and stated they ‘never intended to take sides’ with regard to the food raids in Carrefour and Mercadona supermarkets.


  1. So what is politically inacceptable with the statement “Food to the People – no world hunger” to warrant an apology from anybody?
    Isn’t that what the whole world is clamouring for? Who cares who is making the statement? Ghandi did!

  2. Did H&M previously endorse Gordillo and his policies? I thought this was just a regular clothing store – thus making clothes that appeal to the general public. If they previously endorsed Gordillo but then yanked the shirt, that would be hypocrisy. But if H&M never took or endorsed Gordillo’s political stance then it isn’t hypocritical.

    In fact, it’s good business sense not to take a political stance that is going to alienate your client base.

    Sometimes I think people need to use dictionaries more.

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