Hitler billboard offends visiting ambassadors

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  1. Colin1

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    Probably not the brightest of advertising campaigns. But seriously, it seems like anything you do these days will offend somebody...with a different slogan, it might not be so bad.
     
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    Hitler wouldn't have the same notoriety there as he does in Europe. I bet no local people complained.
     
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    What did Hitler ever do to Bankok?

    Probably replace him with Stalin.
     
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    Seems like a smart business move to me. You will most likely bring in more business by promoting that you have a figure of one of the most reviled, evil men of all time, than you would by advertising you have a wax figure of Michael Jordan, David Beckahm, or the latest winner of Bankok Idol.
     
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    I can see why, but RA is right, nowadays there's always something to offend somebody.
     
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    Maybe a picture without Hitler in full salute would be better? That's quite a strong pose he is pictured in, to me it projects and reminds me of Hitler when he was at his peak power and strength.
     
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    Amen....
     
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    Heh. Maybe replace Hitler with Tojo?
     
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    Don't think Tojo would work too well, since Thailand was an ally of Japan during the war...
     
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    Couldn't be any worse than Hitler.
     
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    Oh no, there's no room for Mussolini. I thought he deserved a place on the billboard too. :lol:

    As to the billboard, RA and VZ are right. I mean, it is kinda tasteless, but I think no matter what they put up, somebody is going to complain, saying that it is "offensive" to them. I recommend just putting up big, fluffy bunnies, but I bet even somebody will have a problem with that as well.
     
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    Well, you know...someone will get offended no matter what they put up there...

    I figure just leave ol' Adolph up there, just get rid of the salute. Trying to hide stuff like that doesn't make it go away.
     
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    How about a picture of 'Dirty' Harry Callahan?
     
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    LOL

    Or "Walker, Texas Ranger"...bet they'd love that!
     
  17. Vassili Zaitzev

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    Yup, one guy can kill you with a roundhouse kick.
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    And another can blow you away with a magnum while eating a hotdog.
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    ...but would anybody in Thailand know who the heck they are? Personally, I think The Shoveler deserves a billboard, just for sheer badassitude!
     

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    Oh yeah...everyone over in Asia knows who Chuck "I will kill you with a rolled newspaper" Norris is!
     
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