Zara Backtracks Over ‘Holocaust’ Faux Pas
Marketing 101 lesson: Just don’t. The Spanish clothing giant has pulled a “Sheriff” motif shirt from its children’s line following observations that it resembled the striped uniforms worn by Jews in the Holocaust, complete with a yellow, six-pointed Star of David. Zara representatives apologized profusely and discontinued the product. Critics say the firm’s rapid concept-to-consumer production system is to blame for the blunder, as well as a similarly horrifying swastika-embroidered handbag in 2007.