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German Neo-Nazis Punked by Free Anti-Extremist T-Shirt

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Attendees at a far-right extremist music festival in Germany were punked by Exit, a group which helps people disassociate themselves from the far-right. Exit donated 250 T-shirts to the concert anonymously and they were handed out, the Guardian reports:

The slogan on the shirts first read "hardcore rebels" along with a skull and nationalist flags (above). But once the T-shirts were washed, the tagline turned into a message from a group offering to help far-right extremists break away from the neo-Nazi scene.

"If your T-shirt can do it, you can do it too – we'll help you get away from right-wing extremism," reads the slogan (below) on the shirts after their first washing.

Organizers discovered the trick and within 24 hours of the concert warned its followers via Facebook of the anti-nationalist message.

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  1. The very idea that you have to warn anyone about a tolerance message is so ludicrous it's funny. Love the t-shirts, and what a cool idea - making them change after they're washed. Love it!

    Posted by: Jen | Aug 11, 2011 1:38:10 PM


  2. Brilliant idea!

    Posted by: Jeff | Aug 11, 2011 2:02:55 PM


  3. This is brilliant. I want to produce thousands of Alabama Crimson Tide (or some other cracker right-wing place) t-shirts that change to Gay Rights are Human Rights or perhaps NO H8, Support same sex marriage. My only concern is that Crimson Tide fans don't bathe or wash there clothes all that often....

    Posted by: Jesse | Aug 11, 2011 2:22:37 PM


  4. Fking brilliant!

    Posted by: David R. | Aug 11, 2011 2:25:09 PM


  5. How long do you have to wait for a Neo Nazi to wash his t-shirt? It could be weeks before the message gets out!

    Posted by: Naiset | Aug 11, 2011 2:44:08 PM


  6. Make Anti Gay shirts to sell at the NOM bus tour!

    Posted by: Ken | Aug 11, 2011 3:01:45 PM


  7. Brilliant. Please tell me it's 5, 4, 3 ... till someone adopts this tactic for gay civil rights!

    Posted by: Zlick | Aug 11, 2011 3:44:02 PM


  8. Fashion. statement.

    Posted by: Tim | Aug 11, 2011 3:44:49 PM


  9. How do you say "GOOFED" in Nazi?

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Aug 11, 2011 4:01:04 PM


  10. Wouldn't do any good anyway. They probably never wash their clothes.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Aug 11, 2011 8:43:07 PM


  11. a far-right extremist music festival...in germany of all places. CHILD...NOT CUTE!

    Posted by: redball | Aug 12, 2011 12:28:06 AM


  12. @Redball Neo-Nazism is actually a problem for several cities in Germany. It's more firmly rooted in regions that have historically been antisemitic. The article here (http://www.slate.com/id/2295909/) sums up a recent study on it very nicely.

    Posted by: LFB | Aug 12, 2011 1:33:06 AM


  13. @Redball Neo-Nazism is actually a problem for several cities in Germany. It's more firmly rooted in regions that have historically been antisemitic. The article here (http://www.slate.com/id/2295909/) sums up a recent study on it very nicely.

    Posted by: LFB | Aug 12, 2011 1:34:33 AM


  14. Jesse,

    The irony of your intolerance is too much.

    Posted by: Trent | Aug 12, 2011 12:16:13 PM


  15. Too perfect! And yes as others have said, time to do something like this for NOM rallies.

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Aug 12, 2011 12:34:54 PM


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