The sailor-style shirt with blue and white stripes, which had a six-cornered yellow star embroidered, was available for only a few hours on the Zara online store
On Wednesday, the Spanish chain store Zara withdrew from sale a kid’s shirt which had a yellow star embroidered, following a wave of controversy generated by the similarities between it and the star imposed on the Jews by the Nazis.
The sailor-style shirt with blue and white stripes, which had a six-cornered yellow star embroidered, was available for only a few hours on the Zara online store.
„The original design is inspired by the sheriff’s badges in American westerns, which are often golden and have six corners”, declared a spokesman of the Spanish chain store.
„The original design has absolutely nothing to do with the connotations that have been associated with it”, the same spokesman added, referring to the yellow star which the Jews had to wear in Germany and other Nazi-occupied countries during World War II, and to the vertically striped outfits of the prisoners of the concentration camps.
„We understand the fact that there is some sensitivity to the subject and, of course, we apologize to our customers”, the same source added.