TODAY   |  October 02, 2012

IKEA apologizes for Saudi Arabia catalogue goof

Furniture giant IKEA is apologizing after it emerged that the Swedish company erased female models from its catalogue in Saudi Arabia. The firm says the edits do not align with its values. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>>> and what happened to the women? ikea is apologizing after its catalog in saudi arabia edited its female models out of the picture n.muslim, saudi arabia women must cover their bodies and hair and must have a man's permission to study or travel. ikea said the edits do not align wits company values.

>>> it is now 7:07. back to savannah, david and al. they learned the hard way. can't take the women out.