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A highway billboard using a saluting Adolf Hitler to advertise a Thai wax museum has been covered up after complaints from the Israeli and German ambassadors, the museum's manager said Sunday.
Originally posted by lpowell0627
I don't know -- I'm opposed to the "nanny-state" we live in most of the time -- but surely they could have used the likeness of someone else to promote the museum.
I don't see one benefit of using Hitler's image over any other.
It's not as if Hitler had any redeeming qualities worthy of attention.
This was done in really poor taste IMO. Hitler is one figurehead that universally is spoken about with disgust -- well, except for Iran maybe...
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