A number of fans of Colombian pop star Shakira criticized the singer over a necklace she was selling during her El Dorado World Tour, The Sun reports.
The disgruntled fans claimed that the symbol depicted on the necklaces bore a striking resemblance to "the black sun" – an occult and esoteric symbol featured in a floor mosaic at the Wewelsburg Castle, which served as a prominent SS facility in Nazi Germany.
Dear @shakira, you know that your necklace depicts an important Nazi symbol, propagated by the SS during the Nazi era? It was so popular that Himmler incorporated it into a floor of the Wewelsburg Castle to establish it as the "center of the New World ". https://t.co/00Bfy1Tywm pic.twitter.com/2m0hldq0w9— MaMika* (@Mamika_do) 20 июня 2018 г.
Shakira is selling a necklace on her tour based on pre-Colombian imagery. So Americans are calling her a neo-Nazi. pic.twitter.com/i659Iru4jg— Hank Campbell (@HankCampbell) 23 июня 2018 г.
According to the newspaper, Shakira’s tour promoter apologized for this development and halted the sale of the necklace, noting, however, that its design "was based on pre-Colombian imagery."