Store in Mall Sells Nazi Wrapping Paper [Video]

Submitted by: SaintPatty 7 years ago Weird

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Male 1
swasticas were origenaly a sign of good luck and should still be vewed as such. nobody relises that and every time they see them they instantly think about the nazis.
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Male 83
the ones on the paper are right-facing as they would be on a nazi flag, but so are most Indian swastikas. Also notice the 4 dots on the inside of the symbol are similar to a lot of Indian swatikas such as those of Jainism. If they where Buddhist from outside of India they would be left-facing, so I`m imagining it`s an indian design probably produced in china.

Don`t call the lady who worried about the paper stupid, I would only have expected the news people to do a little more research.

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Male 156
Made in China, it makes perfect sense the swastika is a Buddhist symbol or it was seen that way untill hitler reuined it for everyone else
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Male 157
Made in China, bought and sold in America, local news station can`t do research to figure out its the Hindu symbol of peace, this country gets stupider everyday. Good Job public schools.
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Male 42
The cross was a method of execution before they nailed Jesus to it... just saying, get some perspective people
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Female 4,028
I thought it was only bad if it was backwards?
Correct me if I`m wrong, but those aren`t backwards.
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Male 1,045
so now it`s wrong to wish someone peace?
fu.cking morons.
i`m surprised it wasn`t fox "news"
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Male 84
It means peace. Jesus poo. Can`t believe the media covered this.

Oh wait, it`s the media. Yay media.

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Female 335
no kyle6513, you are right. The U.S. is a piece of sh*t nation. NEVER LIVE HERE
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Male 194
I hate how ignorant people are now-a-days...just because the nazis TOOK the symbol it automatically makes it bad? no, learn the history of it, it was never a bad thing before the nazis and it has been around for hundreds/thousands of years before the nazis.
what are the schools teaching people these days?...NOTHING
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Male 31
all of this is just a FAIL
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Male 2,619
Actually the Swastika was the pagan symbol for the sun. Its original form is rotated 45 degrees to the left so it looks kinda square. The Nazis and other groups rotated it to look offset to implicate the changing of the sun and other celestial bodies as if they are changing the world
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Male 3,431
Well gosh should we be offended that you`re an inept halfwit?! Who Effing Cares? Is she a Nazi!? Does this Wrapping Paper MAKE her a NAZI!?!?!? NO! The Worlds largest Bronze Statue OF BUDDHA has a Swastika on his chest! Is BUDDDHA a Nazi!? How about Get the Hell over it! Quit making something out of Nothing You are stealing the joy from the world fu<kers!
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Male 18
ITS GOD DAMN WRAPPING PAPER GET OVER IT
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but jesus people who cares? honestly? its a little simple symbol that happened many years ago, why even put it on the news? really odd, but i guess thats you americans :P jks jks
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Male 62
absolutely right, originally the Swastika was/is a smybol of peace and protection its just that it was given a negative connotation. For example the Spanish monks wear robes identical to the Ku Klux Klan and the trident of Neptune is now a common image when satan is being portrayed. It`s sad to say that in 2009 with the way our liberal mindset is that we make a big deal over Swastika wrapping paper.
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Male 2,238
Oh my. It`s from FL. I`m so surprised. -_-

I`m sure this isn`t intentional. Sure makes a good story, though.

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Male 98
well its a damn shame that a swastika is like a hindu peace symbol or something. when i was in greece last year there was swastika mosaic motifs all around several rooms of a museum, noone was offended.
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Male 3
I`d be offended if I got a gift wrapped in that paper. That is the ugliest effing wrapping paper i`ve ever seen.
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Female 3,828
woah i wasnt expecting a big debate up in here over this.

i wonder if the wrapping paper was a coincidence or on purpose?

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Male 4,004
To add to MisAntThropy,

It`s not even about what the swastika represents, it`s that it`s a symbol that goes well with the motif the wrapping paper happens to have. She`s ignorant for making something out of absolutely nothing. People immediately think swastika = nazis, and that`s a damn shame, because it`s a very simple pattern.

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Female 130
"I really don`t think there making that big a deal out of it, she`s just telling us not to send it out to our Jewish grandmother, but I guess she could of told us that it was ok to wrap our hindu friend`s gifts in it. It may mean different things to different cultures but it was made popular by Hitler, so that`s what most people will think of first. "
"No, it wouldn`t be okay. Those are the other way."

No it would be okay, really

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Female 913
the poor little swastika has gotten a bad rap (no pun intended)
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Male 392
Well, the first thing that came to my mind when I saw it was Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Had it actually looked anything like the Nazi version of the swastika, I could understand but I really think before putting this in the news, and before reacting the way they did, they should have done some research first.

I`m not even surprised it`s covered in them, if it`s made in China.

People are too stupid these days.

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Male 1,646
i understand where she is coming from, but the media is making a big issue out of it. she just had a interesting story. but they blew it up
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Male 606
Amazingly ignorant americans.

In the 1900s, a native american basketball team had swastikas on their uniforms.

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Female 47
I really hate how drating ignorant some people are.. including this bitch..

Like Gorillaz said, the swastika is a scared symbol Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Mithraism LONG before Hitler ever came along.

I have a friend who`s was raised catholic/Jewish & now strictly follows Judaism. A friend of ours, who`s religion is Hindu, got that same symbol as a tattoo. She asked her, "What does this mean?!" My friend was genuinely offended by her tattoo, the friend explained what the meaning behind the symbol was & explained the difference between the symbols, my friend response was more of disgust then anything..THIS COMING FROM SOMEONE RAISE CATHOLIC FOR 28 YEARS!

People like this woman & my friend only make themselves look like @ss holes when they pull this sh.it.. Well, at least the dumb bitch above got her 15 seconds of fame..

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Female 267
"I really don`t think there making that big a deal out of it, she`s just telling us not to send it out to our Jewish grandmother, but I guess she could of told us that it was ok to wrap our hindu friend`s gifts in it. It may mean different things to different cultures but it was made popular by Hitler, so that`s what most people will think of first. "

No, it wouldn`t be okay. Those are the other way.

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Female 130
I really don`t think there making that big a deal out of it, she`s just telling us not to send it out to our Jewish grandmother, but I guess she could of told us that it was ok to wrap our hindu friend`s gifts in it. It may mean different things to different cultures but it was made popular by Hitler, so that`s what most people will think of first.
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Male 9,306
"it`s ugly wrapping paper anyway"

I have to agree here, the use of green, white, and dark gold is not harmonious whatsoever.

Personally if they swapped the green with a nice bold or bright red, maybe that`d make it a little more pleasant. Lighter colors tend to convey a much more cheery mood, while darker ones seem to come off as solemn and dignified. Not really the attitude for a festive occasion.

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Male 30
oh my god i just realized it even has the dots for the hindu sign. duhhhhhh it`s not the nazi sign
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Male 30
Historically, the swastika became a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Mithraism, religions with a total of more than a billion adherents worldwide, making the swastika ubiquitous in both historical and contemporary society. The symbol was introduced to Southeast Asia by Hindu kings and remains an integral part of Balinese Hinduism to this day, and it is a common sight in Indonesia. from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
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Male 12
a lot of places know the swastica as a sign of peace including china so ya
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Male 150
I didn`t know there were any wholesome venders in NY or LA...
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Female 365
Made in china = symbol for peace... I thought we had figured that out...
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Male 108
It was MADE IN CHINA! It was prolly just a "ooo this will look pretty in this pattern!" because, quite honestly, it helps the pattern flow rather well. Get off it.
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Male 310
I have no opinion.
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Male 56
oh look! a symbol that has been around in asian culture for thousands of years! IT MUST BE ANTI-SEMITIC
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Male 1,311
You know, I didn`t think it was really that big of a deal, until I noticed she had (barely noticeable) mustache hairs in the shape of Adolf Hitlers... hmmm... Maybe it was an impulse buy.
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Female 2
i want that wrapping papeer....
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Male 150
Actually, CrakrJak, If Asia intends on doing business with us, (which they obviously do) it`s their job to make sure whats received over here isn`t offensive.
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Male 85
it`s just going to be torn off the box and thrown away.
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Male 2,592
thanks crackrjak now i don`t have to explain things. also in India that symbol was used and they called it some sort of flower idk and i`m not looking it up right now. All and all its a cool looking symbol why should it belong to the Nazi`s? They`re the last group of people deserving anything cool.
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Male 17,512
Some history here, The Nazi`s stole the swastika for propaganda reasons. It`s a representation of Thor`s hammer (Mjolnir) in flight. Other cultures use it as well including the celts, american indians, and I believe it`s used in asia as well.

So consider the source before jumping to conclusions.

Btw, The peace symbol is also known as the Witch`s foot or Goblin`s Cross.

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Male 1,265
"Now`s my chance to get on TEEVEE!!!"
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Male 25,416
Hmmm..... a mountain out of a mole hill!
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Male 620
reclaimtheswastika.com/
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Male 276
wow making a big deal out of nothing.....WW2 waas well over 2 generations ago....If we can make fun of AIDS now then WW2 should be well out of conern
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Male 3,482
"justjason44"

It`s not backwards. It`s how it`s supposed to be.

The Nazi symbol is tilted anyway, and if you looked at the paper at all, you would see that this wasn`t tilted in relation to the pattern.

Not to mantion, the color scheme`s completely wrong.

And I can understand why this would be sold. Not everyone celebrates Christmas as the only f*cking holiday. The store owner bought it from wholesale in NEW YORK, where there`s a massive population of people from other races and cultures.

Store owner`s an idiot for not thinking about his shoppers at all (it`s in Florida...), woman`s an ignorant idiot for seriously having to call in TWO people to confirm, and the news station`s a bunch of morons for obviously not doing ANY research at all into the symbol.

Hell, even my old history book said the swastika was a stolen symbol...

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Male 35
As stated by others, but deserves constant reiteration: The Swastika does not carry the same negative connotations in the indo-china region of the world that it does in the west.
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Female 17
I saw this on the news before I saw it on here and my big question was why`d you buy Hinduism themed wrapping paper for Christmas?
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Male 819
With the four dots it`s clearly meant to be the hindu sign....

But still really funny.

What I love is that she had to check with like four people. Clearly it is a swastika....

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Female 2,927
actualy i thought it was american indian for prosperity.
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Male 2,440
[quote]Retarded people piss me off. It`s Hindu and there`s means peace and good luck.[/quote]

Yup. Stupid f*cking Hitler ruined it.

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Female 1,604
I hate when news has NOT NEWS on.
it`s ugly wrapping paper anyway
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Male 1,190
OMFG she is NOT filing a legal suit?!?!

This is perfect, she could say that she was traumatized and ended up watching the History Channel when anything comes on about WW2 and feels like she has been victimized.

SUE!!!

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Male 2,229
who thought this was from christians anyway? it`s obviously hindu, which is some other holiday from them.
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Male 292
Retarded people piss me off. It`s Hindu and there`s means peace and good luck.
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Male 7,585
alright, we all know that this symbol was not created by the Nazi party in Germany. It was around a long time before them. but when you look at it now, most people here in the US and probably most of Europe dont think oh, hinduism, thats nice. they think christmas good, Nazi bad. and thats just the way it is, which is why its a problem to sell that paper at the dollar store she bought it from.
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Male 2,199
it is the hindu sign, and as many people said, its got dots... also its flat and even with the rest of the pattern, nazi swastikas would be slanted, and just because its wrapping paper doesn`t mean its for christmas... so stop being so self centered thinking everything is now for our holiday...
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Male 138
Oooooooh, its Hindu Christmas paper, well that makes perfect dratting sense. Better be careful and explain when I wrap the Christmas gifts for my Jewish friends....
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Male 174
KucheClizma "How can there be people as retared as that?"

Totally agree!

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Male 97
"justjason44 - oh my god, are you retarded too... What is this world coming to?"

It`s coming to people posting on forums, trying to feel superior, and posting Wiki as an infallible resource. That whole "anyone can edit" thing... sort of hurts credibility. What seems to be missed is this. I see a printing mistake. Not a subtle attempt to mainstream someones views.

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Male 12
It`s not the nazi version because it has the little circles between it. That`s the Hindu.
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Female 22
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
The paper had dots just like the hindu sign, so stop and write horrible letters to hindu sign nazi to tell her she`s not too smart:)
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Male 48
omg!!!! some people always makes things bigger than they are!! its just a lucky swastika.the nazis took it and made it something bad.
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Male 193
justjason44 - oh my god, are you retarded too... What is this world coming to?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co...

Hindu Swastika - excast same direction. And I don`t think the direction actually matters all that much.

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Male 193
How can there be people as retared as that?
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Male 97
To everyone screaming "It`s a Buddhism thing!" and calling the woman stupid.

Look again, the twist *is* the reverse of the Buddhist symbol. It *is* a swastika. What it is, is a "typo". I`m sure the printer meant for it to be the symbol of luck, but in fact got it wrong. Unless you`re wearing tinfoil hats, in which case the media reversed the negative to make it into a Nazi symbol.

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Male 10,440
"Am I making something out of nothing" Yes. Yes you are.

What about the media who did this `story`? They`re despicable. But then most American media are 1% information 99% bad entertainment.

Now if your wrapping paper looked like this, I`d be suspicious. But *EVEN THEN* it would still not qualify as news.

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Male 376
Well I hate to state the obvious again, but it`s not the nazi version...
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Male 91
its a symbol of peace and good luck in asia, if the woman didnt know that the news station should have
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Male 152
i agree. this paper was from china where this symbol means luck. this paper is for a gift and well-wishing luck to the recipient. leave it to the uneducated to think she is getting nazi paper because she hasn`t read a book in her life.
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Male 1,089
ZE HEIND!!!!
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Female 1,441
The Swastika dates back to ancient Indian civilizations, and is used to symbolize the creation of the universe and stability. Before the German`s bastardized it of course.
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Male 1,455
The Finnish air force has long used swastikas on its aircraft. It`s an Eastern symbol of luck, and these people who get up in arms over it are really just idiotic.
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Male 548
swastikas were originally a symbol of good fortune before the nazis tainted its image, this lady looks like a fool. i doubt that this is actually "nazi wrapping paper."
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Male 257
dude, how is this real news? 2 people die every second,

also the swastika is a Buddhist sign

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Male 792
It`s a Native American symbol as well...that is where Hitler took it from. There`s a town called Swastika in Ontario. It`s also a Hindu symbol.
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Female 268
AGREED WITH twenty5 BTW.

THANK YOU.

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Female 268
..... wtf well they obviously don`t know what the real meaning behind the swastika means..
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Male 2,422
Ummm...If it was Nazi wrapping paper it would have Nazi colors seeing as how it wasn`t the swastika (shared by many different cultures) that stood for the Nazi party, but the context in which it was used in conjunction with all the other symbols as an identifier of ideology.
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Male 2,600
Lame. Let them have their swastikas so long as they`re not emulating the exact symbol of Nazi Germany.
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Male 7,585
come on, whats more christmas than a swastika. oh except maybe the fact that its the day that celebrates the birth of a jew.
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Male 167
that`s a drating symbol related to bhuddism stupid people. the clockwise arms show this. The counter-clockwise arms show that it`s the swastika.

Also, this wrapping paper looks really related to Hinduism....yes they have one too. Fail blog for these people.

source " http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/sy... "

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Male 609
Symbol was adopted by nazis but especially with the dots its jainist symbol ffs
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Male 1,929
Meh, it`s a cultural thing. Whats fine in one country is not Ok in another. I want to find some of this stuff though and use it on all my presents lol
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Male 148
i agree,at the end of the day, they were manufactured in china, im guessing they meant it as the Buddhist symbol, not the nazi one
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Male 541
The swastika with dots in it like that is not a Nazi symbol. We visited a Hindu temple back in my school and they had swastikas exactly like that around the place. I can`t remember exactly but I think it had something to do with peace or holiness.
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Male 4,680
Massive fail by the research department. SWASTIKAS WERE NOT INVENTED BY THE NAZIS FFS
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Male 970
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