Mango Says Sorry For 'Slave Style' Necklace
Spanish fashion retailer Mango has apologised for a necklace advertised on its website as "slave style", blaming a translation error.
"We regret the translation error. The relevant services have been alerted and will make the correction immediately," the company said on its official Twitter account.
The gold chain with the offending caption was priced at 24.99 euros (£21).
French actresses Aissa Maiga and Sonia Rolland and columnist Rokkaya Diallo had organised an online petition against Mango over the description.
Entitled Slavery Is Not Fashion, it attracted more than 1,600 signatures.
"This jewellery is meant to make an object of fantasy and fashion out of slavery," they said in the petition addressed to Mango's public relations department.
"Mango is trivialising tragedies ... that still today have an impact on millions of human beings across the world," they added.