Miu Miu pulls garments after complaints they mock the Holocaust

Not again.

Miu Miu has swiftly pulled a number of items from its collection after consumers accused the luxury brand of making light of the Holocaust.

An image surfaced online of a plaid Miu Miu dress in a Canadian department store window, depicting a yellow star on the garment’s chest.

It’s part of a collection that includes a number of Miu Miu pieces featuring different coloured star ‘name tags’ embroidered on them.

While the stars have five points, as opposed to the six on the Star of David, the colour and placement of the ‘John’ name tag is still a little too familiar.

Anonymous user ‘Jewish Chick’ posted the image of the dress emblazoned with the star on Facebook, which resulted in Miu Miu issuing a formal apology and removing the items from the collection. However, at time of writing, at least part of the collection – including a denim jacket with the same star placement – is still available online at Net-A-Porter.

You can read Miu Miu’s official apology below:

“It was not Miu Miu’s intent in any way to make any political or religious statement, and we apologise for any offence that may have been taken. Kindly note that effective immediately these items will be removed from the collection.”

Sadly, it’s not the first time a retailer has produced clothing bearing resemblance to Holocaust uniforms. In 2014, Zara released a line of blue-striped children’s pyjamas emblazoned with a yellow star. These too were pulled after protests.

We’re not sure how this continues to happen in 2017, but let’s just hope it’s the last time an oversight as big as this occurs.


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