I’ve worn some pretty risqué things. One Halloween I once wore a catholic priest rob and had bloody babies and a coat hanger hanging of my belt saying I was homemade abortionist. Yes that may have be seen as a little inappropriate, but when a company mass produces an article of clothing that that shows complete obliviousness to world history you can’t help but ask what the hell were they thinking???
Take the case of retailer Zara who recently released a children’s striped shirt with a yellow star on the front looking a bit too holocaust-esque inspiring many a twitter user to point out the pyjama top’s similarities the concentration camp uniforms worn by Jewish prisoners during World War II.
Okay, so one has the stripes horizontal while the other has theirs vertical, but needless to say shit hit the fan on full blast. “Zara designers/management show a shocking lack of historical awareness with ‘Juden’ star on striped shirt for kids” tweeted one user. A spokesperson for Zara’s parent company Inditex said “The item in question has now been removed from all Zara stores and Zara.com. The garment was inspired by the classic Western films, but we now recognise that the design could be seen as insensitive and apologise sincerely for any offence caused to our customers.”
However this isn’t the first time Zara has been faced with an unfortunate design choice, back in 2007 the retailer had to withdraw a handbag from its stores after one customer out the designed featured swastikas… oh and then there was also this…
Seriously these guys really have to look at who’s designing their stuff.
I think this .gif of Captain Jean-Luc Picard says it all…
So did you think the the top was a little inappropriate?