The long sleeved pyjama top for toddlers has been described by the Israeli press having a “fresh-from-the-concentration-camp look” with a strong resemblance to the uniforms worn by the inmates of Nazi death camps.
Following a storm on social media such as Twitter, Zara has withdrawn the clothing, manufactured in Turkey, while insisting that the yellow star was supposed to resemble the golden badge of an American sheriff.
“We honestly apologise, it was inspired by the sheriff’s stars from the Classic Western films and is no longer in our stores,” the store said this morning.
“Nevertheless, we can understand the sensitive context and connotation that was created. We sincerely apologise if, as a result, we have offended the feelings of our customers.”
Bit of a brain fart there, eh?