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Mishei
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posted 10 August 2003 02:37 PM      Profile for Mishei     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This was too much. I had to share it with oyu. How short are some peoples memory. You can go to this frims website and record your indignation.NaziWear
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DrConway
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posted 10 August 2003 03:18 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bugger. I can't believe people actually still make or sell that stuff.

It should be recalled that in Asia they don't get taught about World War 2 the same way we get taught about it in the West, so people there may not understand the significance of how in-bad-taste it is to utilize Nazi memorabilia or symbols in advertising, flags or clothes lines.


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Mishei
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posted 10 August 2003 07:13 PM      Profile for Mishei     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by DrConway:
Bugger. I can't believe people actually still make or sell that stuff.

It should be recalled that in Asia they don't get taught about World War 2 the same way we get taught about it in the West, so people there may not understand the significance of how in-bad-taste it is to utilize Nazi memorabilia or symbols in advertising, flags or clothes lines.


True enough

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Doug
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posted 10 August 2003 07:42 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's really very strange - it sort of looks like the Gap if it did an "Everyone in jackboots!" display. I wonder why they thought this would improve sales?
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beluga2
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posted 10 August 2003 09:56 PM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If these guys were merely selling clothes adorned with swastikas, I suppose it might be excusable -- the swastika, after all, was an ancient amd respectable Hindu symbol before Adolf & co. got their filthy mitts on it. It's tragic that it will now forever be tainted by association with the Nazis & the Holocaust.

But putting Hitler's face on a T-shirt? Hanging Aryan Eagle banners in their stores? Playing Nazi propaganda films in the background? No excuse for that. What the hell were they thinking?

Let's just hope this doesn't spark a "Nazi Chic" fashion trend among Hong Kong youth.


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Tackaberry
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posted 10 August 2003 11:43 PM      Profile for Tackaberry   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When I was living in South Korea there was a bar with a Na zi theme. We went there to to see what it had, and inside it was a hardcore Nazi theme. The doors to the bathroom for example had huge blown up photos of a male concentration camp victim, and a female concentration camp victim. When the English language daily asked them about it, they said they were unaware that these historical symbols were any more offensive than symbols of other past regimes. They said they had chosen it becuase Korean customers associate Germany with good beer.

The surreal part was the young Korean girls singing Korean pop songs at the Karoke machine in the midst of this nazi theme.


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beluga2
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posted 11 August 2003 04:21 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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The doors to the bathroom for example had huge blown up photos of a male concentration camp victim, and a female concentration camp victim.

My God! That's about the most insensitive thing I've ever heard of.


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