Department store chain Sears is in some hot water after it advertised rings which feature a very offensive symbol.
Until Monday, between the prices of $65.36-$155.75, online shoppers had the opportunity to purchase rings featuring swastikas, the symbol of Nazi Germany.
According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the description of the piece read:
“This gothic jewelry item in particular features a swastika ring that’s made of .925 Thai silver…These jewelry items are going to make you look beautiful at your next dinner date.”
Sears spokesman Brian Hanover told The News Journal of Delaware the rings were listed by independent third parties on the Sears Marketplace site in clear violation of their guidelines.
“We are contacting the sellers to strongly voice our concern over their lack of judgment.
“If a problem occurs, we take appropriate action. The ring has not been purchasable since… [Monday] morning and we are in the process of completely removing the items from our site.”
The rings no longer appear to be visible on the Sears.com website as of Tuesday evening.
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Naturally, people were not happy about the rings:
@Sears Unsure how you could list a swastika on your site? I will take the appropriate measures to make sure no one I know shops w/ you again
— Ben (@Ben_GW) October 14, 2014
Ah Sears, so disappointing but not that surprising http://t.co/am52KtoPfd
— Chloe Opper (@ceo212) October 14, 2014
SEARS? you gotta be joking…. http://t.co/BphIWTLIog
— DAVID RAT (@DAVIDRAT) October 14, 2014
I guess Sears is looking for publicity however they can get it. Swastika ring? No problem. Just apologize and take the (website) hits.
— South Jersey Bro (@SouthJerseyBro) October 14, 2014
— Kolleen Bouchane (@bouchane) October 14, 2014
h/t: The Blaze