Saturday, August 30, 2014

Their faces should be red, not white.

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If all these monotonous white shirts say "Sale"  then it must be the end of season sale at the Zara store in a Beer Sheva mall.


The Spanish international fashion chain got in trouble, with Jews at least, for "innocently" putting this shirt on the market.
Shirt is made in Turkey, by the way.

See the full story at The Times of Israel, which begins thus:
For only NIS 80 ($23), your little tyke can have that fashion forward fresh-from-the-concentration-camp look now on sale at international chain Zara.
The children’s 65% cotton, 35% polyester white shirt with dark horizontal stripes sports a fetching yellow Star of David badge on its left breast. It’s called the “sheriff,” and a closer look reveals that the word is indeed lightly etched upon the badge.

And then see Zara's subsequent  foot-in-mouth apology.   Oi.
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14 comments:

William Kendall said...

That particular blunder made the news here as well. I saw it, and the Holocaust is the first thing that came to mind. Most people would have made the connection.

Cloudia said...

Probably young people with no history knowledge. . . . I HOPE



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Nonnie USA said...

the stupidity of some people!

Hels said...

Good grief. Are they going to make toy gas chambers next?

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! This is so crazy! And stupid. Sheesh!

VP said...

That is made in nowadays Turkey explains a lot. How do you exterminate shirts, bu the way?

Dina said...

VP, good question. How WOULD they destroy/exterminate so many textiles?

José Mendonça said...

It made the news here as well. There always are so many people involved in the making of a piece and not even one realized what would happen?! Or was it made on purpose so we'll all be speaking of Zara?

Birdman said...

Tsk, tsk, tsk.
No excuse for fashion, I guess.

cieldequimper said...

I couldn't believe this when I saw it.

crystal said...

Yikes! :(

Petrea Burchard said...

One wonders at the shocking ignorance.

Anonymous said...

A stupid Tshirt indeed but we should try not to relate everything to Holocaust.People make easily comments in blogging, I'm not sure they would protest openly when outside. There is still a wide community all over the world with antisemite thoughts.
Hope the ceasefire will last. Anouk

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Catching up on some of your previous post, I am shocked by the yellow star shirt. I first thought it was a remembrance thing, something you would wear when wanting to make a strong "we are all jews" statement. I certainly wouldn't mind wearing it with such intent in certain circumstances. It can't be innocent.