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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Ikea is being criticized for deleting images of women from the Saudi version of its furniture catalog, a move the company says it regrets.

Comparing the Swedish and Saudi versions of the catalog, free newspaper Metro on Monday showed that women had been airbrushed out of otherwise identical pictures showcasing the company’s home furnishings.

The report raised questions in Sweden about Ikea’s commitment to gender equality, and the company released a statement expressing “regret” over the issue.


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Ikea deletes women from Saudi version of catalog | The Times of Israel