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    Ikea world map is going viral for forgetting New Zealand!

    This week on the Internet, a photo of an Ikea map has gone completely viral because of a pretty giant error.

    Reddit user Jibbles666 shared a snap of the Ikea map in question and pointed out a little old country by the name of New Zealand had been left out.

    Instead of New Zealand, there’s a blank space where the country should be. As the image garnered traction, the people started pointing out something that makes the situation a little more of a big goof up: IKEA is currently in the midst of opening its first store in the country – having announced last month that Auckland would soon see the iconic yellow and blue building.

    Shortly after the news exploded around the globe – especially in NZ, we imagine – a spokesperson from Ikea told the BBC:

    “Ikea is responsible for securing correct and compliant motifs on all our products. We can see that the process has failed regarding the product BJÖRKSTA world map – we regret this mistake and apologise. We will take the necessary actions and the product is now being phased out from our stores.” 

    This is not the first time NZ has been forgotten on a world map, in fact, Tourism New Zealand created an entire ad about it.


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