Zara Apologizes for Offensive Shirt
It's official: Genocide-chic is not "in." After a backlash from customers, Spanish clothing retailer Zara announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell a shirt reminiscent of uniforms worn by Holocaust prisoners. The child's shirt features horizontal navy-and-white stripes and a six-pointed star with "sheriff" written faintly across the left breast — in the same spot where Nazis forced European Jews to wear the Star of David. Though the uniforms worn by concentration camp prisoners had horizontal rather than vertical stripes, to some the combination of the stripes and six-pointed yellow star was a haunting reminder of Nazi genocide.