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Post by eddie on Wed May 08, 2019 10:16 pm

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The Auschwitz Memorial has criticised an online retailer for selling pillows, T-shirts and miniskirts depicting the former Nazi concentration camp.

Dozens of products featuring images taken at the site were listed online by Redbubble, a "global marketplace" that allows users to sell merchandise with their own prints on.

As screenshots of the controversial items circulated online, the Auschwitz Memorial tweeted the website and asked: "Do you really think that selling such products as pillows, miniskirts or tote bags with the images of Auschwitz - a place of enormous human tragedy where over 1.1 million people were murdered - is acceptable?"

"This is rather disturbing and disrespectful."

Redbubble replied a short time later, writing: "We appreciate that this has been brought to our attention. The nature of this content is not acceptable and is not in line with our community guidelines. We are taking immediate action to remove these and similar works available on these product types.”

"Redbubble is the host of an online marketplace where independent users take responsibility for the images they upload. We have onsite reporting functions in place and are grateful to be made aware of these concerns."

Although the products are no longer available to buy, dozens of them are still listed on Redbubble's website.

https://news.sky.com/story/online-retailer-redbubble-criticised-over-auschwitz-themed-pillows-and-miniskirts-11714124

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Post by Syl on Thu May 09, 2019 12:20 am

The idea's some will come up with to make a sale.
Pathetic.

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Post by Cass on Thu May 09, 2019 12:49 am

This is one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen.

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Post by phildidge on Thu May 09, 2019 2:50 am

Cass wrote:This is one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen.

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Post by eddie on Thu May 09, 2019 7:52 pm

Yeah and really, who would want to buy one of these?

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Post by Cass on Fri May 10, 2019 3:19 am

eddie wrote:Yeah and really, who would want to buy one of these?
Sadly there are asshats who would buy this crap.

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Post by phildidge on Fri May 10, 2019 3:23 am

Cass wrote:
eddie wrote:Yeah and really, who would want to buy one of these?
Sadly there are asshats who would buy this crap.


Its as stupid as when people take smilling selfies at Auschwitz

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38675835

Some people have no respect sadly

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Post by Cass on Fri May 10, 2019 3:27 am

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Cass wrote:
Sadly there are asshats who would buy this crap.


Its as stupid as when people take smilling selfies at Auschwitz

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38675835

Some people have no respect sadly

Yup. Or crawling over memorials or partying in cemeteries.

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Post by Syl on Fri May 10, 2019 1:09 pm

I wonder what motivates people to wear, not to mention manufacture this sort of thing.

Could it be because time has passed they likely dont understand the history of past events, the devastation that was caused, and the fact that some people are still alive who suffered at Auschwitz and millions of their relatives obviously are.

Or is it that society has changed so much over the last few decades that people simply have no empathy and definitely no respect for the sufferings of the recent past.

I would prefer to think it was the former.

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Post by Vintage on Fri May 10, 2019 2:07 pm

Maybe we should have people leaving soft toys, flowers and balloons there, it seems to be the 'thing' now to show empathy and respect, then of course you can take photos of yourself laying flowers, all teary like. I don't think the majority of people around now have a clue about it all.

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Post by Syl on Fri May 10, 2019 2:12 pm

Everything seems to be for show now. No point suffering if you have no record of it to show to your many friends and followers (ie strangers) online. Rolling Eyes

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