Thursday, August 11, 2011

T-Shirts Pwn Neo-Nazis At Rock Concerts

Who doesn't love a free T-shirt?

A concert was held in Gera, Germany, this summer, sponsored by the German Neo-Nazi group the National Democratic Party.  For reasons I don't really have to go into, there are many Germans concerned about right-wing extremism, and some of those concerned citizens came up with a novel way to suggest alternatives to extremist haterz.

Free T-shirts were handed out to about 300 Neo-Nazi rock fans which read "Hardcore Rebels—National and Free" with a skull-and-crossbone flag emblazoned across it.  However, when those fans went home and washed the shirts, the right-wing logo dissolved in the wash and a new message was revealed:
"If your T-shirt can do it, you can do it too – we'll help you get away from right-wing extremism," reads the slogan on the shirts after their first washing. 
The shirts were handed to 250 people at a "Rock for Germany" festival in Gera by organisers after they had been donated anonymously. They were provided by Exit, a group which helps people disassociate themselves from the far-right.
This clever idea was suggested by Hamburg-based marketing expert who wishes to remain anonymous.  

Who wants to make T-shirts and hit up the Tea Party Express?

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