Gap pulls ‘camp shirt’ after comparisons to Auschwitz uniform


The Gap has pulled a “camp shirt” that bore a striking resemblance to striped apparel worn at Nazi concentration camps – with the webpage now reading, “This was so wanted, it sold out.”

The pale blue- and white-striped cotton T-shirt was widely slammed on social media for resembling the uniforms worn at Auschwitz.

“So @Gap made a white-and-grey wide-striped shirt that reminded me of concentration camp uniforms even before they called it a “Camp Shirt.” I don’t know if there’s something I’m missing here, but this reads extremely wrong to me,” tweeted @ninastoessinger.

Gap appeared at first to have changed the name from “camp shirt” to “striped shirt” on some online store after the backlash.

On Friday, the shirt was no longer for sale on and the brand’s Canadian site – but the black-and-white “camp shirt” was still available Friday on its UK site.

Gap still offered the short-sleeved “camp shirts” on its site, including other variations of the same black-and-white-striped shirt in different prints.

A Gap rep told Fox News on Friday morning that the shirt was being pulled from its online shops.

“We are deeply sorry for this oversight,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “It was never our intention to design a shirt that could be interpreted or associated in this way, and thus inconsistent with the beliefs and values of our company. We immediately responded and are having the item removed from our site.”

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