Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Are You Freaking Kidding Me?

Spanish fashion retailer Inditex said Wednesday it has withdrawn a children's shirt that triggered an outcry from people who said it was reminiscent of the clothes Jews were made to wear at Nazi concentration camps.

The long-sleeved shirt with horizontal dark stripes and a six-pointed yellow star on the left side of the chest prompted a storm on social media, with many people finding the shirt distasteful because it conjured up memories of the Holocaust.

"It was only on sale for a few hours, only online, it didn't hit the stores" said a spokeswoman with Inditex, which owns the chain Zara where the shirt was sold. "It was withdrawn this morning."

Now my favorite piece of spin is what the company claimed was their intentions all along. That is some finely delivered bullshit - because all cowboys wore stripped prison shirts with their Sheriff badges. GAH!!

Inditex said the shirt was designed to be part of a Wild West clothing theme and the star was intended as a sheriff's badge and had "nothing to do with the Second World War."

What's next? Shabby, ragged, slave clothing chic?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

How unbelievably crass and insensitive.

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

About slave clothing...

Kal said...

I remember that story.

Kal said...

I know it made me indignant at the time so I must have blogged about it.

david_b said...

I think it's a hilarious goof.

I can see numnuts who designed it, photographed it, without even thinking..

Then.., I see numnut consumers actually browsing and sayin', 'Hmmm, that would look super on little Katy.'


profsafety said...


Glad the are catching a lot of heat for that.