Zara Yanks Baby T-Shirt Resembling Concentration Camp Uniform

Zara apologized and pulled baby pajamas resembling a concentration camp uniform from its website after social media users spotted the similarity.
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Spanish clothing retailer Zara pulled a baby T-shirt from its web store Wednesday after social media users pointed out that its horizontal stripes and yellow star resembled a concentration camp prisoner’s uniform.

An Israeli writer at 972 Magazine was the first to notice that the white-and-blue striped shirt, which featured a yellow star reading “SHERIFF” on one side, looked like the uniforms Jewish prisoners were forced to wear during the Holocaust.

Zara apologized to outraged Twitter users for the resemblance, explaining in several languages that the shirt was inspired by classic Western films and that it was no long available in stores.

The shirt was sold in Zara’s UK web store as well as in a number of its international outlets, according to The Guardian. It’s not clear whether the shirt was available in the United States.

Screenshot via Haaretz

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  1. Are the Israelis unaware of the long and proud history of Western mimes?

  2. Avatar for meri meri says:

    Sorry, I don’t see it.

    Unless there’s a Star of David design with little balls at the points?

  3. They sold out in 15 minutes in the Spanish town of Matajudíos.

  4. Seriously? At no stage in the design process was someone not able to see the connection??

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