Neo-Nazis tricked by T-shirt that changed message after it was washed
August 12th, 2011
04:40 PM ET

Neo-Nazis tricked by T-shirt that changed message after it was washed

By Matt Brian, The Next Web

Attendees at a nationalist, right-wing concert in Germany were duped into wearing souvenir T-shirts that at first bore a pro-nationalist stance and symbology but later revealed an anti-far right message offering assistance after they had been washed.

The t-shirts originally read “hardcore rebels” and sported a skull and nationalist flags. However, once the garment had been washed, the shirt revealed a new message that offered to help far-right extremists break away from the neo-Nazi scene.

The message reads:

“If your t-shirt can do it, you can do it too — we’ll help you get away from right-wing extremism.”

The t-shirts were handed out to around 250 at a “Rock for Germany” concert in Gera by organisers, who received them anonymously. The group that provided them was EXIT, a help group that assists individuals that wish to break away from far-right collectives.

The organisers were unhappy at the stunt, branding it a waste of money. Bernd Wagner, EXIT’s founder, said the shirts did what they were meant to do; reach right-wing extremists contemplating getting away.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. j. von hettlingen

    The far right wing party- the NPD has massive support in the eastern part of Germany, Twenty years after the reunification, the former East Germany is still lagging behind. Neglected by investors from the western part of the country, it is left to its devices. The lack of growth leads to rural depopulation and dilapidation. There's where the NPD has its stronghold.

    August 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
  2. Onesmallvoice

    Being of German descent myself, I feel deeply offended by the current money-grubbing, self-serving pro-NATO politicians running that country today. All these people want to do is to carry out orders from Washington,D.C. with blind obedience and that sickens me to no end. Although I'm a moderate myself, I do feel some sympathy towards the German Neo Nazis since at they're Germans!

    August 12, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
    • Sanity

      Thank you Onesmallvoice, my sentiments exactly. I too am of German descent and proud of it but I hate the current German policies of following every order coming out of Washington with total obedience since they can do far better than that!!!

      August 13, 2011 at 3:58 am |
  3. Cam Rankin

    I am an American also of German descent, Nazi's are bad bad bad! How easily do we forget! I dont support alot of crap coming out of Washington D.C. but there is no comparison there. This needs to be addressed!

    August 13, 2011 at 2:16 am |
  4. Isabelle Idler

    Absolutely ridiculous I tell you! Have the world forgotten what the Nazi's did? I don't know about the two nations at war but it wasn't called world war II for nothing!

    August 14, 2011 at 1:01 am |

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