Mango Apologizes After Selling ‘Slave Style’ Jewelry


Deena Campbell | March 5, 2013 - 11:43 am

Here we go again. It seems every month someone apologizes for saying something outrageous.

Spanish retailer Mango regrets selling ‘Slave Style’ jewelry on its French website. The retailer advertised a gold necklace and two bracelets described as ‘Esclave’, meaning ‘Slave’ in French.

The backlash occurred when a petition entitled ‘Slavery Is Not Fashion’ asked Mango to remove the descriptor. The Spanish retailer explained on its official Twitter account that it was a “translation error” and the items have now been re-labeled.

According to the Business Insider, one woman on Twitter was outraged. “Stop your lies! We all know that a translation error would be fixed well before products hit the shelves.”

What do you think about this controversy? Are you as upset as we are?

Photo Credit: Mango