Meant for children, the T-shirt was supposed to have a striking resemblance to the top of a Nazi concentration camp uniform because it has a six-pointed yellow star over dark horizontal stripes.. “We would not want any of our products or designs to be perceived as disrespectful or offensive,” Zara’s parent company Inditex of Spain said in a statement. The product will not be delivered to customers who ordered and the entire stock will be destroyed. The “Sheriff” T-shirt was designed in Spain and produced in Turkey and its creators argued that the only similarity considered was to the sheriff’s stars from the classic Western films. Uniform that Jews were made to wear in concentration camps had a similar star and vertical stripes.
Another controversial episode in this company acivity was in 2007, when Zara apologized after trying to sell a multicolored handbag that included green swastikas, even the swastika was originally a Hindu symbol. Inditex group is the world’s largest apparel retailer, based in Arteixo, Galicia. They launch around 10,000 new designs each year.