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Israelis Badger Thais to Cover Billboard

Museum officials in Thailand have covered a billboard depicting Adolf Hitler saluting after complaints from the German and Israeli embassies.
The advertisement, which reads in Thai, "Hitler is not dead," was set up on a main road out of Bangkok two weeks ago.

The billboard was covered up after the museum received "a lot" of complaints, director Somporn Naksuetrong said.

The series of highway advertisements featuring famous dead people promote Louis Tussaud's Waxworks in Pattaya.

"We weren't showing his image to celebrate him," Mr Naksuetrong told AFP.

"We think he is an important historical figure, but in a horrible way. We apologise for causing any offense which was not at all intended. We did not realise it would make people so angry," he added.

German Ambassador Hanns Schumacher was quoted in the Bangkok Post as labelling the advertisement "tasteless" and complained directly to the Thai foreign ministry.

The Israeli embassy protested directly to the museum, Mr Naksuetrong said.


At Sunday, October 18, 2009, Blogger andie531 said...

It may also be noted that since most people in Thailand are Thai and could give two hoots about Hitler, "a lot of complaints" probably comes from the vast number of Israelis who have taken up residence (temp and permanent) in SE Asia.

At Sunday, October 18, 2009, Blogger musique said...

hey!! I wanna see headines from Thailand:

"middle aged israhelli tourist caught red handed having sex with multiple underaged ladyboys all -dressed up as hitler!"

At Sunday, October 18, 2009, Blogger Northerntruthseeker said...

I wonder when the Thai government will start teaching Holocaust history in their schools..... Zionism run amok!


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