Here is the swimsuit in question. It debuted at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.
Lakshmi represents wealth, wisdom, and beauty.
Activists in Amritsar, India burn an Australian flag in protest.
Lisa Burke then issued this statement:
“The image of Goddess Lakshmi will not appear on any piece of Lisa Blue swimwear for the new season, with a halt put on all production of the new range and pieces shown on the runway from last week removed. The use of images of Goddess Lakshmi was not in any way a measure of calculated risk taking, simply it was a desire to celebrate different cultures and share that through our brand.”