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Redbubble Removes Auschwitz-Themed Clothing After Complaints

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Redbubble removed several items featuring images from the Auschwitz concentration camp Tuesday after criticism from the Auschwitz Museum.

“Do you really think that selling such products as pillows, mini skirts or tote bags with the images of Auschwitz – a place of enormous human tragedy where over 1,1 million people were murdered – is acceptable? This is rather disturbing and disrespectful,” representatives from the museum tweeted. (RELATED: Way Too Many AMericans Don’t Know What Auschwitz Was)

Redbubble responded quickly, saying that “the nature of this content is not acceptable and is not in line with our Community Guidelines” and promised to take immediate action.

Redbubble explained further by noting that, as a website dedicated to helping independent artists market their own products, the site itself was not responsible for posting the items, but was working to take them down.

Redbubble’s actions appear to have been swift. The Auschwitz Museum noted within hours that some of the content had already been removed from the site.

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