It’s not because nobody sees the truth that it becomes an error. It’s a symbol of peace, period! If all symbols used by criminals were forbidden, after the crimes of the crusades and inquisition, the Christian cross would also be forbidden. And that it happened a long time ago changes nothing: a crime is a crime. But a symbol of peace is a symbol of peace. All Buddhist and Hinduist countries should boycott and sue countries that discriminate against their religious symbol.
A US clothing company has come under fire after T-shirts appeared online featuring swastikas in a move aimed at reclaiming the symbol as one of “love”.
The attempt to rebrand the Nazi emblem as a symbol of “peace” was criticised on social media as the public refused to support the campaign.
Days after the design appeared, it was replaced with an “anti-swastika” print.
The swastika is an ancient symbol said to have represented good fortune in almost every culture in the world.
It was adopted by Adolf Hitler, thousands of years after it was first used, transforming it into a symbol of hate associated with the Third Reich.
As a fashion symbol, it was likely to prove difficult to persuade the public to get behind this clothing company’s vision in working to change these perceptions.
But does this latest backlash prove that there is a line that should not be crossed – even in the publicity hungry world marketing? Or does the fact that the campaign has made the news make it a success?