Zara pulls ‘concentration camp’ pajamas off market, saying motif was meant to be Old West

August 27, 2014, 12:39 PM ET

You didn’t have to be a World War II scholar to glance at this image of kids pajamas from the Spain-based retailer Zara and see something different. Different and disturbing.

The company said the six-pointed star was meant to represent a badge worn by a sheriff in the American West, not a Star of David, which, in concert with the garment’s striping, might well call to mind a Nazi concentration-camp uniform. But, after the predictable outcry, the fast-fashion retailer turned on a dime. On social media, and in several languages (including English, as embedded below), Zara vowed to remove the item from its store racks and its website and to destroy any remaining stock.

Link…
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/themargin/2014/08/27/zara-pulls-concentration-camp-pajamas-off-market-saying-motif-was-meant-to-be-old-west/

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