As we reported on Friday, the popular store Anthropolgie was caught selling a racist candlestick that included a mammy style doll and an Asian caricature piece for $398. As this story caught traction (after being reported on by Jezebel.com) Anthropologie added a “This product is no longer availableâ€ message to their website, while keeping the photo and the page accessible.
Anthropologie has since apologized for the incident. Sara Goodstein, the company’s public relations director, issued an explanation saying: “An independent artisan makes these one-of-a-kind candlesticks from vintage ceramics. Unfortunately two that we received included extremely inappropriate figurines, and we have removed them from our website. We sincerely regret the offense we have caused.â€
The candlestick has been removed from the online store and the page is no longer accessible.