Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ice cream cone named after Adolf Hitler on sale in India sparks anger in Germany

By IMOGEN CALDERWOOD FOR MAILONLINE

Even for the most dedicated of ice cream lovers this sweet treat may prove a little hard to swallow.

Unbelievably a brand of ice cream cone is readily available in India which is named after Hitler.

It’s difficult to fathom what the Nazi leader may have in common with the crunchy snack, but Hitler’s name is splashed across boxes of the tasteless delicacy which is hawked across the country.

Not so sweet treat: A street-seller stands with his boxes of Hitler cones. Hitler's name and image are splashed across the boxes of ice cream cones, which are readily-available across India
Meanwhile the cold eyes of the killer stare out at ice cream customers from the side of the packaging.

In some instances he appears in cartoon form in a Swastika-shaped top hat with a jaunty red bowtie, which is somewhat at odds with his furious expression. 

Other more sombre packages depict him in full military regalia with almost photographic realism, looking very out of place next to an ice cream that's almost as big as he is.

Macabre: A box of Hitler ice cream cones. German newspaper Bild has labelled the snacks a 'macabre publicity stunt', while Twitter users brand it 'tasteless!'

Out of place: Some boxes show Hitler in cartoon while others opt for photographic realism. But his furious eyes are completely at odds with the traditional party food

News of the Hitler ice cream cones provoked a furious response on websites calling for the brand to be withdrawn.

One spectator in Berlin, said: ‘There is taste and there is tastelessness. The people of India should be made aware of the terrible crimes committed by him.’

German newspaper Bild labelled the ice cream cones a ‘macabre publicity stunt’, while several Twitter users branded them ‘tasteless!’

Comment:

Sounds yummy to me!

A lot of people these days are unaware that back then the Indians hated the British because of centuries of British colonialism and domination.  Many Indians served in the Wehrmacht and wore a Swastika, so the fact that Hitler is a popular figure in India these days should come as no surprise.

However, when push comes to shove, I'm sure it's all about someone trying to make some money with this idea, and by and large it's a publicity stunt for the product.

For any National Socialists out there who are offended by the idea of using our Fuhrer to sell ice cream, I say, well I'm not exactly crazy about it either, but lighten up.  That goes for everybody on both sides of the fence.  LIGHTEN UP!  It's all just basically for a little fun.  Kind of like telling a joke.  

I don't think any offense was or is intended.

Dan 88!

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