Fashion label Miu Miu has taken down a dress they had for sale that featured a star that resembles the Star of David forced upon the Jews to wear during the Holocaust.
The plaid dress was originally spotted in the display window of Canadian department store Holt Renfrew, had a five-pointed star with the name “John” embroidered on its chest.
Jewish Chick says a Miu Miu spokesperson contacted her to apologize.
“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...I was shocked and saddened that a brand such as Miu Miu would bring such a design to production and a store such as Holt would then turnaround and sell it without question.”
Shoppers took to the internet to criticize Holt Renfrew and Miu Miu for stocking the dress.
“Shame on you! Using the yellow star and as a clothing accessory? I see that murder is a fashion according to you?"
“This disgusting thing is the mark of one of the darkest period of times in human history, and you present it as if it is something to be proud of.”
The World Jewish Congress thanked Miu Miu, and its owner Prada, for the quick response to criticism.
“The WJC had contacted Prada, the owner of Miu Miu, on Monday evening to express its discomfort over the items and demand their removal. The company responded with swift attention and said that the items had been removed effective immediately.”