Coffee Creamer Hitler

Swiss retailer Migros has apologized for placing pictures of Hitler and Mussolini on some of the coffee creamers it sells, calling it an "inexcusable blunder" and promising that "in the future we’ll be sure to sharpen our controls."

However, they haven't really explained why they decided to use the Hitler/Mussolini photos in the first place. They simply said that, "We weren’t observant enough to notice the picture of Hitler. But in retrospect, we should have paid more attention.”


     Posted By: Alex - Fri Oct 24, 2014
     Category: Goofs and Screw-ups

The explanation I read was that the creamer maker said, "Use those nifty looking vintage cigar bands as images," and Hitler and Mussolini got lumped in.
Posted by Paul on 10/24/14 at 10:19 AM
I like my coffee white, Really Really white. But not SO white that it wants to kill Jews! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/24/14 at 12:26 PM
Strange that a picture can raise so much complaint. I am aware of the laws in Europe concerning representations of the National Socialists and Fascists. Granted, Hitler was a despot of the worst kind and Mussolini, while not quite as competent, was just as despicable. However, I can't make the connection between something that makes ones coffee more palatable and the attempted total execution of an ethnic group.
Posted by KDP on 10/24/14 at 12:55 PM
A stupid blunder or testing the waters?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/24/14 at 01:34 PM
Creamy Evilness!!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/24/14 at 04:05 PM
@patty - I always considered you the Alpha Bitch.
Posted by BMN on 10/24/14 at 11:12 PM
As you can see, I deleted my earlier off color comment. I apologize for using this forum to vent my issues. Sorry for hijacking the thread Alex, it is a good post.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/24/14 at 11:21 PM
btw BMN I usually am but this on out did me but good. Can't win 'em all I guess. Thanks for the link.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/24/14 at 11:23 PM
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