Offensive t-shirts banned

Tops featuring naked robots have been withdrawn from Dubai Mall

A shop in Dubai Mall has issued an apology for stocking T-shirts with a drawing of a naked man and woman on the front.

Spanish brand Desigual was forced to withdraw the stock after customers complained they were in bad taste and offensive to local sensitivities, The National reported.

A statement by the firm said: "It appears that the batch of robot T-shirts were sent in error from the head office of Desigual in Spain.

"Desigual Dubai sincerely apologises for any offence that may have been caused to shoppers by the delivery of this particular product."

This is the latest shop to withdraw inappropriate stock in recent months as Dubai authorities clampdown on public decency laws.

Last month, Harvey Nichols, in the Mall of the Emirates, was forced to remove T-shirts which had the image of a British bulldog standing on top of a UAE flag.

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