Fashion should be fun it should be inspiring, it should enhance rather than detract and while it is serious business in terms of generating jobs and money it is not that often that hate and evil enters the fray. AntiSemitism is on the rise world wide at the moment with calls for death to Jews in Paris and across Europe commonplace, attacks on the street of Manhattan, Synagogues defaced, windows smashed etc etc, the list goes on and on. Add to this the absolute evil and vitriol on Twitter and Facebook where closer to home a GAA player calls out to ‘Punch a Jew’ and it takes three weeks to get a meek apology and another week for the GAA organisation itself to make a statement.
So it was no surprise to me to see that Zara who already have a track record going back to 2007 for being taken to task for selling a bag with a Swastika on it are at it again. To say I am sickened is to put it mildly. There is simply no excuse that can justify this, no amount of ignorance. It took more than one rogue designer in Zara to produce this and every single person along the chain needs to be taken to task..
*UPDATE* Zara issued an apology citing the fact that the childs shirt was modelled on a sheriffs uniform with a star. I personally never saw any sheriff wearing a striped pyjama type top? They say they have disposed of the offending items. Their ‘apology’ rings very hollow indeed. Newsweek reports hereand from the Jerusalem Post here
Sold out due to Popularity….Shame on you ZARA