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Zara's 'White Is the New Black' Shirt Sparks Internet Uproar

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For reasons unknown, Zara thought it wise to slap the phrase "White Is the New Black" on a plain white tee shirt in black lettering, prompting a social media shitstorm with allegations of racism. The most likely explanation is it's just a play on words that the retailer, based in Spain, didn't quite think through; the Post points out that they have a similar shirt with the same statement about leopard print.

The Huffington Post adds that it's not currently up on their site, "which makes it difficult to determine when it was initially released. There's a chance it may have been removed, or it may not currently be available yet in North America." Either way, Zara hasn't made any sort of comment.
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