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Netizens Rage Over Pride Collection Watch Seizures At Local Swatch Outlets

today24 May 2023


source: Swatch

The controversy sparked by Coldplay’s performance in Malaysia, in support of the LGBT+ community, has been the talk of the town for the past fortnight, as locals noted that the issue shed light on the clash of opposing perspectives concerning LGBT+ rights and freedom of expression.

In an unfortunate and unforeseen turn of events, the flak escalated, enveloping Swatch’s Pride Collection, a range of watches adorned with vibrant rainbow colours symbolising inclusivity and acceptance. Between 13 and 14 May, authorities from the Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) responded by conducting raids on Swatch stores and confiscating the Pride Collection watches.

Swatch’s CEO, Nick Hayek Jr., expressed astonishment and dismay, underscoring the brand’s unwavering commitment to diversity and raising doubts about the rationale behind the seizures.

This contentious situation raises critical concerns about Malaysia’s stance…

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Written by: Lara Kramer

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