Zara Removes Striped Pyjamas Featuring Yellow Star Following Complaints 8 years ago

Zara Removes Striped Pyjamas Featuring Yellow Star Following Complaints

High street brand Zara has removed a child's striped pyjama shirt featuring a yellow star from its stores, following a number of online complaints.

Twitter users compared the pyjama shirt to the uniform worn by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps during World War II.

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The blue and white striped shirt features a six-pointed yellow star on the front. The word "sheriff" is written on the star but this was not clear in the zoomed out images available on the brand's website.

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Israel journalist Dimi Reider commented on the shirt in a piece for 972mag.com, writing: “It’s a SHERIFF shirt for your three-year-old. Obviously. What else could it be? Why, what else does it remind you of?”

The item in question was available to buy in a number of countries including the UK, Israel, France, Denmark, Albania and Sweden.

The online retailer has since apologised via Twitter and the shirt is no longer for sale.

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