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Hitler in the shower?
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Jews protest Hitler shampoo ad

Turkish Jews upset over commercial that uses old Hitler film footage

Turkey's Jewish community is protesting a Turkish commercial that uses an old film footage of Adolf Hitler to sell shampoo.


The ad features a clip of Hitler delivering an impassioned speech with a voice-over urging men to use Biomen shampoo.


"If you are not wearing women's dress, you shouldn't be using women's shampoo either!" Hitler says inthe commercial.



The Jewish community and the Chief Rabbi's office on Monday called Hitler "the most striking example of cruelty and savagery" and said using his image in a commercial was unacceptable.


The statement also demanded a public apology from the advertising company "to repair the damage this commercial has caused to society's conscience." 


The Anti-Defamation League called the ad campaign "disgusting and deplorable" and urged the Turkish government to do the same.


"This video is just the latest example of the use of Holocaust imagery in some countries to sell commercial products, which has contributed to the trivialization of and desensitization to the unparalleled horrors of the Holocaust," ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said.


"There can never be any justifiable purpose for using the images of Hitler, Nazis or any other depiction of the Nazi killing machine to sell products or services."



פרסום ראשון: 03.27.12, 07:46
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