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Zara Pulls Pajamas That Look Like Nazi Prison Camp Uniform After Outcry

By    |   Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 06:49 AM

Zara pulled a pajama top resembling a Nazi concentration camp uniform this week after the public banded together against one of the world's largest international retailers.

According to The New York Times, the "Sheriff" shirt for children went on sale in the early morning hours on Wednesday, and Europeans were the first to encounter it. The blue-and-white striped shirt features a yellow, six-pointed star resembling a sheriff's badge, however many thought it bore an uncanny resemblance of the Star of David that was affixed to Jews during the Holocaust.

The outcry on social media was almost immediate, with many accusing the company of knowingly releasing a shirt that would be hurtful.

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Zara, a Spanish company, responded in several languages to people pointing out the shirt, saying that the similarity was unintentional, and that they would immediately pull it from its stores.

Later that day, the company emailed a number of news outlets with a statement of apology for the mistake, assuring customers that the shirt would not only be pulled from shelves, but destroyed upon removal.

"The design of the T-shirt was only inspired by the sheriff's stars from the classic Western films, as the claim of the T-shirt says," read part of the statement.

Many commentators implied a conspiracy was afoot, pointing out a handbag Zara pulled in 2007 after it was discovered to contain embroidered swastika symbols. The company blamed one of its suppliers, noting that the swastikas were of the Hindu kind, which pre-date the Nazis, but pulled the bags from stores nonetheless.


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