H&M’s store in NYC has been shut down while the clothing retailer investigates a disturbing photo claiming to show hoodies crawling with dozens of tiny bugs.
Twitter user @Madesonee_ posted the photos Wednesday, explaining, “I work at the H&M in the Oculus at World Trade & today a customer discovered lice on a rack of hoodies.”
The 3 images showed a close-up of several light-colored hoodies covered with insects.
She continued, “They’re not closing the store nor are they notifying employees of the problem. The section was just blocked off.”
It apparently didn’t take long for H&M brass to find out about the post, because they released a statement hours later, reportedly saying, “Out of an abundance of caution we have closed the H&M store at Westfield World Trade Center in order to investigate fully.”
It’s currently unclear how the bugs got onto the clothing, whether during manufacturing, transport or while in the store … but the pics are sure to make your skin crawl.