BOGOTA • Did Shakira’s concert promoter not do any homework earlier than designing a necklace for her world tour?
According to German news portal Bento, a photo voltaic wheel image used on the necklace hides three swastikas.
“A simple search for images on Google or Wikipedia proves it, the Black Sun is a Nazi symbol,” it stated.
The website additionally underlined the truth that the picture is utilized by neo-Nazi teams within the German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, though it isn’t banned, just like the swastika.
Concert promoter Live Nation has now dropped the necklace from sale two weeks after the tour opened on June three in Germany.
“The necklace… designed for Shakira’s El Dorado World Tour was based on pre-Colombian imagery,” the United States company stated on its Twitter account.
“However, some followers have expressed concern that the design bears an unintentional resemblance to neo-Nazi imagery.
“We sincerely apologise for this inadvertent similarity and have permanently pulled the item from the tour collection,” it added.
Social media customers had known as Colombian singer Shakira, 41, a Nazi for placing up the necklace on the market.
According to tutorial Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, professor of Western esotericism at Exeter University, the black solar truly dates again to decorative discs utilized by the Merovingians, a dynasty that dominated over what’s now France and Germany for 300 years, beginning within the fifth century.