Gap Apologizes for Selling T-Shirt With Incorrect Map of China

The graphic print left out the claimed territories of Tibet and Taiwan.

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Gap has apologised for a recently made T-shirt that used a map of China that left out Tibet and Taiwan. The furore began when a Weibo user posted images of the top, which they found in a Canadian outlet store. The Guardian reports that move comes as China has been increasing attempts to police language used to describe the Chinese-claimed territories such as Taiwan and Tibet. Recent apologies have come from Marriott International and Delta Air Lines for similar transgressions.

Gap left the following apology on Weibo:

“Gap Inc. respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China. We’ve learned that a Gap brand T-shirt sold in some overseas markets failed to reflect the correct map of China. We sincerely apologise for this unintentional error.”

You can see the offending T-shirt below.

In related news, Vetements will no longer be taking part in Paris Fashion Week.

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