These people are meshugenah!

Zara Apologises For Selling Striped “Star Of David” Children’s T-Shirt

The clothing retailer apologises for a design that looks like the uniform Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust.

  BuzzFeed; Aug. 27, 2014

“Zara said the garment, advertised online as a striped ‘sheriff’ T-shirt, was inspired by ‘the sheriff’s stars from the Classic Western films.’

“‘We honestly apologize,’ Zara said on Twitter in response to numerous outraged tweets…”

Earlier today, negative comments began to build on social media regarding this T-shirt design.

 
I understand that everyone makes mistakes.  I’ve made perhaps one or two comments, decisions, or jokes that may have offended or pissed off people.
But there was also this:

Just a play on words – or racially offensive? Zara comes under fire for selling ‘white is the new black’ T-shirt

By Margot Peppers for MailOnline;14 August 2014

Not so clever lay on words: Zara has come under fire for this T-shirt, which some have interpreted as 'racist'

 

And this:

Zara bosses forced to withdraw ‘Swastika’ handbags from shelves

Mail Online;   18 September 2007

“A bag embroidered with Nazi-style swastikas was withdrawn by fashion store Zara today after a rush of complaints..”

The Zara handbag - Photo: Kent News

 Photo: Kent News

Friedrich Nietzsche, who died in 1900, is credited by some with being a prophet of the 20th century.  Many of his ideas are (somewhat unfairly) regarded as anti-Semitic.  Regardless of intent, he was surely an inspiration for Hitler’s ideas.  In his Thus Spoke Zarathustra, for example, he talks about the concept of slave morality that was essential to his thought.  Elsewhere, he identifies Judaic thought as a major culprit in its detrimental development.

In the face of all this unwelcome publicity, a Zara spokesman had this to say in an interview with Arianna Huffington:

“We erred big time, and to ensure that there are no prejudiced employees or misconstrued actions, our final solution will be a mandatory sensitivity training course for all employees.  Yeah, they’ll have to put with all that faggy bullshit that’s bound to go on, but that shows how serious we take this.  Why are you looking at me funny?  Because I said ‘faggy’?  Oh, Jesus Christ.  Like fags pay any attention to fashion news.”
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