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Monday, March 26, 2012

Adolf Hitler featured in Turkish shampoo ad

Adolf Hitler is featured in a Turkish shampoo commercial

Anti-Defamation League, Jewish organizations in Turkey slam controversial commercial

A Turkish shampoo ad for men featuring Adolf Hitler has been slammed by Jewish groups, but the agency has not yanked it.

The commercial features black-and-white footage of the Nazi leader delivering a speech with a voiceover that says: "If you don't wear women's clothes then don't use a women's shampoo. Now there's a 100% men's shampoo, Biomen. If you're a man you use Biomen."

Jewish organizations in Turkey and the Anti-Defamation League have asked the agency to pull the 12-second commercial, which has been airing for a week.

The ADL has called on Turkey's government to "make clear the offensive nature of this advertisement."

"The use of images of the violently anti-Semitic dictator who was responsible for the mass murder of 6 million Jews and millions of others in the Holocaust to sell shampoo is a disgusting and deplorable marketing ploy," ADL national director Abraham Foxman said in a statement Friday.

1 comment:

  1. Hitler was just a misunderstood artist. Rejection is the most brutal of human conditions and young Adolf underwent the metamorphosis into the monster of our historical lore by his rejection from art school. See him his happiest and read all about it at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-little-hitler.html

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