This issue sparked controversy on social media when the popular Malaysian hijab brand, dUCk, faced criticism for selling a collection of Palestinian scarves, mugs, and bags.
Despite the assurance that 100% of the profits from the sales would be donated to the non-governmental organization, Viva Palestina Malaysia, some netizens remained unconvinced.
After the social media uproar, the founder of dUCk, Vivy Yusof, finally addressed the issue. Taking to her Instagram Story, Vivy Yusof explained that the company didn't pocket any proceeds from the sales of the dUCk Palestine collection, as all profits would be channelled to Viva Palestina Malaysia to aid hospitals in terms of medical supplies, food, and housing for the people of Palestine.
Furthermore, there were no tax refunds for the sales. Vivy also stated that they decided to reintroduce the Palestinian collection due to requests from loyal customers who wanted to show solidarity for Palestine through the hijabs.
The dUCk brand expressed hopes that the collection would raise awareness among the public about the situation in Palestine. Simultaneously, Vivy urged the public to donate to recognized NGOs to help those affected in Palestine.
Here are some of the reactions from netizens regarding Vivy Yusof's relaunch of the collection: