Zara Forced to Pull Shirt Reminiscent of Holocaust

Spanish retailer, Zara, was forced to pull an offensive t-shirt from shelves after enraged shoppers deemed the shirt resembled those worn by persecuted Jews during the Holocaust. 

Zara claims that the inspiration for the toddler tee, dubbed the "sheriff" t-shirt, came from Classic Western films — not concentration camps. Critics claimed the "sheriff's badge" resembled the Star of David. 

"We honestly apologize," Zara said on Twitter in response to numerous outraged tweets. The retailer pulled the shirt online and from its stores, according to a press release from Zara's parent company. 

Unfortunately, the fashion brand has come under fire in the past for offensive apparel. According to Daily Mail, the chain withdrew a line of handbags in 2007 because the design featured Nazi swastikas. 

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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