Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hitler In the News: Next's Nazi Swastknickers

From the Sun! My favorite tabloid.

STORE chain Next yesterday recalled a range of men's underwear after complaints it featured Nazi leader Adolf Hitler saluting planes. Next said that it had investigated the complaint and found the image - among a series of cartoons - was inspired by a picture of Russia's Lenin. But a spokesman said it was withdrawing the remaining 5,200 pairs of the underwear anyway. He said: "The complaint came in today and by the end of the day all 5,200 will be withdrawn. "We have checked with the designer who confirmed the image was inspired by Lenin. "Nonetheless, if even one customer is offended or upset we are happy to withdraw the range." The customer who complained, Ben Radomski, said he was happy the product had now been withdrawn.

The Daily Hitler points out: Somehow Lenin is okay as opposed to Hitler. Capitulating to one complaint in any situation is one of the weakest aspects of the bureaucratic west. We are not supposed to care about people's opinions unless they are worth listening to.

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