Boy London fashion brand slammed for using symbol resembling Nazi eagleBy Mason White 4:25 PM May 7, 2014
|Boy London symbol and Nazi symbol|
By: Hydar Tomar
The popular Boy London fashion brand is being criticized because their symbol resembles the Nazi eagle.
Angry consumers are demanding a boycott after the national symbol of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich appeared on the clothes.
Celebrities including singers Jessie J, Rihanna, and Cara Delevingne, have been spotted wearing the Boy London brand in the past. The brand logo is an eagle with outstretched wings perched on a podium at the top of the letter O of the word Boy, which is written below.
Outraged customers have called the company to take immediate action. The image was used as an emblem by the party of Hitler.
The eagle in the Nazi symbol is facing the same way as the Boy London logo, but it bears a swastika, instead of the letter O. Fenwick, a popular department store, has withdrawn the Boy London brand until the company removes the logo.
Despite the controversy , Boy London has refused to accept any comparison between their brand logo and the symbol of the Third Reich. “The brand is in no way related to Nazism or their idea,” a Boy London spokesperson said.
He explained that the logo was inspired by the eagle of the Roman Empire as a sign of decadence and strength. Its aim is to empower people.