The children’s retailer Gymboree had been selling a dress for toddlers bearing a star reminiscent of the patch Jews were made to wear in Nazi Europe — until social media criticism began pouring in, and the company pulled the dress.
One customer took to Facebook to air her outrage, writing that she “immediately felt sick as it reminded me so much of the patches worn by Jewish people during the Holocaust.” Others expressed similar concerns on Twitter.
Gymboree responded by taking the dress off the market, and issuing this apology:
Hello, Please accept our sincere apologies, we do not want any of our items to be offensive and have removed this dress. Best, Julie
— Gymboree (@Gymboree) October 29, 2017