It’s all innocent
Despite how it looks to some people, Hackney has not suddenly declared its support for IS.
The borough is instead declaring its support for fashion with the black flags with “IS” written on.
Banners being draped claiming HACKNEY IS THE FASHION HUB, leaving a solitary black flag with IS on it. Well done. pic.twitter.com/H4sPxeyR4Z
— Alan wolfson (@WolfsonAlan) March 28, 2016
It’s part of the marketing campaign for a new shopping development which claims “HACKNEY IS FASHION”.
Alan Wolfson posted a picture to social media saying: “Hackney are draping banners around claiming it IS THE FASHION HUB.
“There’s no sign of the sequence of that sentence other than a solitary black flag with IS on it. Well done.”
So it seems, despite the furore, the flags have been a good marketing campaign after all.