Zara are in trouble again over this 'gluten-free' slogan t shirt

Oh come on, guys

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Another day goes by and it's another day that a high-street retailer has caused offence with a slogan t-shirt. 

After the whole Forever 21 rapey t-shirt situation earlier in the week, this time it's a 'gluten-free' tee from Zara that's causing all the controversy, after some consumers slammed it for trivialising a genuine health problem.

Although gluten-free diets have weirdly become a bit of a 'trend' at the moment, for people suffering with coeliac disease it's a daily sacrifice and not a choice that they get to make.

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Members of the coeliac community started a petition on change.org to get Zara to remove the slogan tee from their stores, which has been signed by over 53,000 people.

"The truth is that I just wanted Zara to reflect on the message, I was trying to explain that perhaps it wasn't the best way to make people aware of the illness," Marta Casadesius (who started the petition) explained to The Local.

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Zara have since removed the t-shirt from it's stores and issued an apology for any offence caused. 

"The T-shirt mentioned in this petition was pulled from our online store a few weeks ago now and we are currently confirming that it is not for sale in our stores either", a statement from the brand reads. 

"We sincerely regret that this case might be interpreted as a trivialization of  coeliac disease, the absolute opposite of our intentions."

Yeeeeesk, you guys. 

Thoughts? Let's chat about this and other stuff @sugarscape on Twitter. Smooches. 

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