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Calls to boycott Zara trend on social media after its head designer attacks Palestinian model with Islamophobic comments

Zara is under fire as their Head Designer, Vanessa Perilman, attacked Palestinian model Qaher on Instagram

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Calls to boycott Zara trend on social media after its head designer attacks the Palestinian model with Islamophobic comments!

Vanessa Perilman, the head designer for Spanish clothing giant Zara, made hateful comments against Palestine in messages to male model Qaher Harhash, who is from East Jerusalem.

The screenshots of the conversation are now doing rounds on social media revealing that Zara’s head designer also attacked the model’s Muslim faith. 

“Maybe if your people were educated then they wouldn’t blow up hospitals and schools that Israel helped to pay for in Gaza,” the designer wrote.

“I think it’s funny that you’re a model because in reality, that is against what the Muslim faith believes in and if you were to come out of the closet in any Muslim country, you would be stoned to death,” she added.

The model shared the messages on social media and rightfully brought up the point that Zara needs to formally acknowledge Islamophobia!




The messages have left social media users in a frenzy who started the trend #boycottzara, for its head designer’s Islamophobic and anti-Palestine comments.


the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.