An Israeli designer’s pricey apparel was yanked from a pair of luxury retail web sites after she compared Hamas to ISIS following the Oct. 7 massacre.
Dorit Bar Or, the Tel Aviv-based creator of fashion label Dodo Bar Or, had posted a clip on her Instagram account showing a scene paying homage to the hit film “Independence Day.”
The spoof shows a spaceship encircled by Palestine and ISIS flags destroying a tower bearing flags of Western nations including the US, France and Great Britain, in keeping with screengrabs first reported on by the Every day Mail.
The Muslim call to prayer is heard within the background because the constructing erupts in a fireball and the words “The West is Next” appear across the screen.
The video fades to black bearing the words “Hamas=Isis, Free Gaza from Hamas.”
A professional-Palestine influencer, @liudmilahq, flagged the clip to the posh sites Mytheresa and Net-A-Porter, with each moving to drag Bar Or’s garments after outcry from other Palestine backers.
These images appeared on the Dodo Bar Or’s Instagram account.dodobaror/Instagram
This and other posts on Dodo Bar Or’s Instagram account resulted in top luxury retailers dropping the label from their web sites.dodobaror/Instagram
Net-a-Porter, owned by Swiss conglomerate Richemont, defended its decision to drop the 9-year-old brand
“Discrimination, hate, and violence haven’t any place on our platforms. We apply this policy consistently to all brands we stock in all markets,” the corporate said.
“After content appeared that was offensive and inflammatory, the brand in query has been suspended from our sites.”
Dorit Bar Or’s designs were pulled from Mytheresa and Net-A-Porter.dodobaror/Instagram
The soundtrack to this scene from the movie, “Independence Day” was set to Muslims being called to prayers.dodobaror/Instagram
Meanwhile, Munich based Mytheresa quietly removed the Dodo Bar Or landing page from its website – though a seek for her brand pulled up some items, including a strapless black dress for $875 and a black leather jacket for $1,145.
Mytheresa didn’t return quite a few calls for comment.
The corporate did send a direct message to at least one pro-Palestine commenter obtained by The Post that said, “We don’t tolerate any form of hate speech. We decided today with immediate effect to take the brand Dodo Bar Or out of our assortment.”
Net-A-Porter “suspended” Dodo Bar Or from its website this week.Net-a-Porter
Bar Or, a former actress in Israel, didn’t respond for comment.
She ignored questions on the controversy when contacted by Jewish News, an Israeli publication.
““Thanks a lot in your amazing support! We highly appreciate it! It’s heart-warming during these difficult times we’re all going through! Thanks!❤”
Dorit Bar Or’s social media posts in regards to the war in Israel and Gaza, included an explosion from a scene from the movie “Independence Day.”dodobaror/Instagram
Bar Or’s supporters slammed the retailers for his or her decision following the Hamas terror attack that killed greater than 1,400 in Israel.
Jewish charity Campaign Against Antisemitism told the Every day Mail that it was “scandalous” that Dodo Bar Or’s clothing line was pulled because “she compared a proscribed Islamist terrorist group to a different proscribed terrorist group.”
‘Whose sensibilities are Net-a-Porter and Mytheresa attempting to protect? Their customers, which include many within the Jewish community, are entitled to a direct explanation,” the group added in keeping with the outlet.
Influencer, @maamaandtata warned Net–A-Porter on Instagram that if it didn’t “reinstate” Dodo Bar Or inventory, then “I and lots of other members of the Jewish community see this as a hate crime.”
The move to drop Bar Or was in sharp contrast to the choice made by Sephora last month to maintain selling Huda Beauty products — despite its pro-Palestine founder Huda Kattan declaring that she “doesn’t want blood money” from Israeli customers.
A change.org petition that has some 21,000 signatures is looking on Sephora to drop Huda Beauty from its stores.
The designer’s pricey duds are carried by a number of the most high end retailers.Carl Timpone Neil Rasmus/BFA/Shutterstock
Sephora has not responded to the petition or to The Post’s requests for comments while Kattan has indirectly responded to the petition, but has doubled down on her support for Gaza.