August 28, 2014 8:28 am -


The Spanish fashion chain Zara has apologised after a children’s jumper sparked an international outcry and accusations of anti-Semitism for its resemblance to the striped uniforms Jewish concentration camp inmates were forced to wear during the Holocaust. The shirt, produced in Turkey, was available in Zara’s Israeli, French, Albanian and Swedish online stores but has since…


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4 responses to Spanish Retailer Apologizes For ‘Holocaust Shirt’

  1. R.J. Carter August 28th, 2014 at 9:07 am

    You mean that wasn’t a Cowboy Woody shirt?

  2. Jake August 28th, 2014 at 9:48 am

    No-one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

  3. jasperjava August 28th, 2014 at 9:54 am

    The yellow star with its rounded points was clearly intended to represent a sheriff’s badge, but what kind of sheriff would have worn that namby-pamby stripy shirt?

    Amazing that nobody realized what the end product looked like. It was obviously unintentional. Who would think that this would be appropriate, or that anyone would buy it?

    • Tammy Minton Haley August 28th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      i thought so too, at first–but, then i realized this was the designer who’d made that handbag with the little green swastikas in the fabric design…i wish i could show you the purse–you’d have to question can they be this insensitive again, after that shitstorm?
      however, i agree it damn looks like the classic western sheriff’s “tin star”–but, to pair it with the “striped pajama shirt”…?…

      i dunno…i’m not comfortable calling it an accident…or an oversight…