Australian swimwear label Lisa Blue has come under fire after sending this gorgeous swimsuit down the runway with an image of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. The posted images also resulted in hundreds of abusive comments being left on website Fashionising.com:
And what an emotional reaction that was. Here's an image of Indian activists of the right-wing Hindu organisation Shiv Sena golding photocopies of models wearing the swimwear as they burned an Australian flag during a demonstration in Amritsar.
The company has halted production of the offending item, and Lisa Blue has also released the following response on Facebook:
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