‘’Haram’’, The dUCk X Marvel Has Been Withdrawn Due To Its Material
Oh wow. Local fashion brand Vivy Yusof’s dUCk recently sparked more controversy after using 100% pure silk in their latest collection of ties.
On Wednesday, 17 June, dUCk announced that they are launching their latest collection which is a collaboration between the homegrown hijab brand and Marvel. In the collection, it features several different designs of neckties. Marketed as a Father’s day campaign, the designs are said to be inspired by Iron Man’s suit. And each tie costs a total of RM300.
However, after 24 hours of launching, they took to their official social media site to announced the withdrawal and apologized for the ‘’mistakes’’ after several people called it out for selling silk to Muslim men who are forbidden to wear them. One person noted, “100% silk, I’m pretty sure they are aware that Muslim men [cannot] wear that.” The tweet has since garnered over 24,000 retweets.
According to Islamic law, Muslim men are prohibited from wearing any clothes or accessories which are made from the fabric. In other words, it is deemed as haram (forbidden)
Anway if you ada plan nak beli tie untuk bapak you, at that price range belilah Beverly Foulard. Kalau mahal sikit Tom Ford
We appreciate both brands way better than d*Ck. Brand pe tu ew geli ler.
— Lukman Khiruddin (@lukmankhiruddin) June 17, 2020
how did duck, a renowned local fashion brand, whom collaborated with barbie, marvel and disney, completely disregard their choice of material and target market? after production has been done pulak tu
— fatihah (@wishingonsaturn) June 18, 2020
Not all that, netizens also have a lot to say about the designs and colours—for a myriad of reasons. Some felt that the placement of Iron Man’s Arc Reactor looked like ‘’a school badge’’, others think that the pricing was set overpriced, and there were also Marvel fans who pinpointed that this collection turned out to be an Iron Man collection, as opposed to the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe collection.
Kenapa tie duck x marvel tu macam focus on ironman je? Supposedly buat la design character lain for each colour. That infinity stone pun besar gedabak kat tengah-tengah tu 😂 I was expecting more but hm nvm
— Ajieppppppرازيف (@Razif_Rasmi) June 17, 2020
Haih. dUCk ni. Ye ye buat Marvel collection. Padahal Ironman/Tony Stark Collection. Siap buat tie. Yg tie tu ikut la character lelaki. Tudung character pompuan.
Merah Denver, biru Pots, purple nebula, hijau gamora, silver valkrie, dark chocolate Wanda.
— S̷y̷a̷f̷i̷q̷ ̷A̷d̷l̷i̷ (@syfqadli) June 17, 2020
MARVEL x THE DUCK
Expectations vs Reality pic.twitter.com/93I8ce14qc
— Nanas Goreng (@mayonisbeku) June 18, 2020
Realising the tribulation that they’ve caused as well as the massive amount of backlash received, the company quickly uploaded a statement on its Instagram account announcing their decision to withdraw the selling of the men’s accessory. The statement opened with them apologising to everyone for “overlooking the choice of material”.
“We have stopped the sale of all the ties with immediate effect. Paid orders will be refunded too. As for the ties, we will be gifting them to our non-Muslim male frontliners instead, and hope we can make some frontliner daddies happy this Father’s Day,” the caption said.
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Dearest dUCkies, we apologise for overlooking the choice of material for our MARVEL x dUCk ties and have stopped the sale of all the ties with immediate effect. Paid orders will be refunded too. As for the ties, we will be gifting them to our non-Muslim male frontliners instead, and hope we can make some frontliner daddies happy this Father's Day. We apologise again for this blunder on our part. – D. #duckscarves
According to the brand, they will be donating the ties to non-Muslim frontliners. “We will be gifting them to our non-Muslim male frontliners instead, and hope we can make some frontliner daddies happy this Father’s Day. We apologise again for this blunder on our part.”
Tbh, we very much hope all hijab brands which represent symbols and purity of religion will be more sensitive towards things like these in the future.