Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Zara apologizes for 'concentration camp' tee-shirt

You must not even RESEMBLE something bad, apparently

Retail clothing chain Zara issued a public apology on Wednesday following an outcry over one of its T-shirts that some claim bears a resemblance to a concentration camp uniform.

The blue and white striped boy’s shirt with a yellow six-pointed star was intended to convey a wild west aesthetic, according to parent corporation Inditex, and will no longer be sold.

“The T-shirt has already been withdrawn,” a spokeswoman told The Jerusalem Post, adding that “you can find sheriff written on the star. It has nothing to do with the Second World War or whatever. The inspiration had to do with the old classic western movies. Obviously we are very attentive to the sensitivity of our customers. we made a mistake in this case.”

Angry consumers took to Twitter to question Zara’s decision to sell it, with one user joking that “this shirt from #Zara won’t sell too well in Germany.”



Anonymous said...

Is WW2 so far in the past that such a shirt would not immediately suggest a connection?! (Wild West indeed!)

Dean said...

A shirt with a star upon which is written< "Sheriff" suggests a concentration camp?

Are we now going to stop re-runs of "Gunsmoke" because Marshal Dillon wears a star?

Sounds like people looking very hard for something to offend them.

Anonymous said...

A shirt with stripes on it suggests a Wild West sheriff?
Did these sheriffs have yellow star badges?

Anonymous said...

Horizontal black and white stripes and a number the national etire of a convict all they need is a iron ball and chain for all convicts

Bird of Paradise said...

Annon 7:49. A lot of our politicians should be wearing that kind of uniform and with the numbers as well