MADRID, Spain — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex said Wednesday it has withdrawn a children’s shirt that triggered an outcry from people who said it was reminiscent of the clothes Jews were made to wear at Nazi concentration camps.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 “It was withdrawn this morning.”
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.”
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