Romwe’s Tote Bag Is Under Fire for Making Light of Terrorism
In times of crisis, we often look for inspiration and humor to help us get by — but there are instances when making light of a situation goes too far. Romwe, an international clothing retailer founded in China, has come under fire for a tote that jokes about terrorism.
The bag at the heart of the controversy is a canvas tote that reads, “This bag contains a gun, a bomb, a very large knife and loads of drugs.”
With troubling news like Syria’s chemical attack making headlines worldwide, terrorism is no joking matter. We’re not sure who thought this was a good idea, but this is an instance in which too much levity is a bad thing.
Despite much criticism, at time of publication, the bag is still for sale, though the price has been slashed from $23 to $10.
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(h/t Refinery29; photos via Romwe + T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty)