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Luxury shopping brand Net-a-Porter says it has suspended Dodo Bar Or's clothing range from its online shop because 'hate has no place on our platforms'.
The Israeli designer was yesterday accused of posting a video comparing terror group Hamas to Isis, sparking a backlash from customers who called for a boycott of Net-a-Porter and MyTheresa, who also appear to have axed her fashion lines.
Items by the designer were previously categorised and listed for sale on the sites but searches to find them now only return error messages.
Neither MyTheresa nor Dodo Bar Or has publicly addressed the decision but a spokesman for Yoox Net-a-Porter told MailOnline: 'Discrimination, hate, and violence have no place on our platforms.
'We apply this policy consistently to all brands we stock in all markets. After content appeared that was offensive and inflammatory, the brand in question has been suspended from our sites.'
Dodo Bar Or, who first found fame as an actress in Israel before turning to fashion, 'draws on her Middle Eastern heritage for inspiration', according to her biography on her website
A video she is alleged to have posted featured a message comparing terror group Hamas to ISIS
The clip shows the alien spaceship from Independence Day hovering overhead, surrounded by a circle of flags including those of Palestine and ISIS
Items by the designer were previously categorised and listed for sale on Net-a-Porter and MyTheresa but searches to find them now only return error messages
The clip the designer is alleged to have posted, which imitates a scene from blockbuster film Independence Day, shows a caption reading 'The West Is Next' and '#Hamas=Isis #FreeGazaFromHamas'.
It followed an edited section in which a building daubed with the flags of Western states including Great Britain, France, the United States and the European Union, is destroyed by the alien spaceship, which appears surrounded by a circle of flags including those of Palestine and ISIS.
Jewish charity Campaign Against Antisemitism told MailOnline that it was 'scandalous' that Dodo Bar Or's clothing line was pulled because 'she compared a proscribed Islamist terrorist group to another proscribed terrorist group'.
They added: 'Whose sensibilities are Net-a-Porter and MyTheresa trying to protect? Their customers, which include many in the Jewish community, are entitled to an immediate explanation.'
The apparent removal of the designer's clothes from the websites sparked claims that she had been cancelled after a version of the video which featured her Instagram handle was circulated on social media.
The clip does not appear on her Instagram page. Dodo Bar Or is yet to respond to requests for comment.
Hamas has been compared to ISIS a number of times by world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, since the conflict in the Middle East erupted earlier this month.
Supporters reacted furiously on social media, with one writing: 'Ok the boycott of My Theresa and Net-a-Porter starts today folks.'
Another said: 'If you condemn anti-Semitism at all it's time to boycott Net-a-Porter and MyTheresa.'
A third posted: 'Shame on you Net-a-Porter for becoming political and ruining a nice shopping experience. Luckily for us, we can literally by all of your products from somewhere else.'
Another wrote: '@NETAPORTER I am thoroughly disgusted that you removed Dodo Bar Or for saying Hamas is ISIS.
'She said the same thing President Biden said. I spend over $100k a year with you, but not anymore. I have no words.'
A fifth tweeted: 'The successful Israeli designer Dodo Bar-Or's designs were removed from various fashion sites simply because she is an Israeli