www.bing.com should lead you to a USA Today article about a furor over a necklace.
That’s right, a necklace.
Seems Colombian pop star Shakira has used a symbol that was a part not of pre Colombian artistry to promote her latest world tour, and some in Germany are protesting saying it resembles symbols linked to Nazis.
Looking at the necklace, to me it resembles the original swastika used by Hinduists, which is turned in a direction not the same as the Nazi swastika. Her promoters even explained the link to pre Colombian artistry, yet, due to the furor, have had to pull the item and issue the apology.
When to you guys does artists’ freedom to express and promote themselves go over the line? Should they feel free to use whatever symbols, imagery, sayings to promote themselves? Or should they have to cater to various sensitivities? Discuss.