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Shakira Pulls Necklace That Resembles Nazi Symbol From Merch Site

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 29: Shakira performs in concert at the Lluis Campanys Olympic Stadium on May 29, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images)

Shakira is currently on her El Dorado World Tour and like any traveling musician, you better believe she’s got merch. One item in particular has been a source of controversy for the songwriter, namely a necklace featuring a sun symbol similar to one used by the Nazis.

The necklace was first recognized by the German publication Bento, who pointed out the similarities between Shakira’s pendent and the Black Sun, a mosaic symbol used at the Wewelsburg Castle in Germany that later became a home base for Adolf Hitler’s associate Heinrich Himmler and his Schutzstaffel party.

The $9.95 pendent has now been removed from Shakira’s merch site. The vocalist herself hasn’t yet commented on the controversy, but Live Nation—the events company who allegedly designed the necklace—apologized on Twitter for the similarity.

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