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Kids' Shirts Yanked for Resembling Nazi Camp Uniforms

Zara withdraws 'sheriff' offering
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2014 12:28 PM CDT
Kids' Shirts Yanked for Resembling Nazi Camp Uniforms
The shirt in question.   (Zara.com)

(Newser) – Fashion chain Zara is responding to a social media firestorm by quickly dumping a kids' shirt that looked a lot like a uniform from a Nazi concentration camp, NPR reports. The striped shirt featured a six-pointed yellow star on the chest reading "Sheriff." "We honestly apologize," says a company tweet. "It was inspired by the sheriff’s stars from the Classic Western films and is no longer in our stores." Further, "the item in question has now been removed from all Zara stores and Zara.com." Apparently, the company is no stranger to controversy: An earlier shirt announced that "white is the new black," while a handbag displayed swastikas, the Guardian noted. (Read more Zara stories.)

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